It’s a girl at Caneel

A baby donkey was born last week at Caneel Bay Resort.

Baby

Chad Prentice, Guest Services manager, has been looking after the little girl, becoming the critter’s official photographer.  Video of the baby trying out her two-day old legs (!) can be seen here.

Caneel has announced the winning name is “Sugar Millie”.  Caneel posted news about the birth on its Facebook page and solicited names for the foal.  More than 200 suggestions were received.  Others which made it into the top five were “Neely,” “Precious,” “Rose” and “Sandy."

BTW, the gestation period for a doney is 12-14 months, and donkeys can live 30 years, or more.

7 thoughts on “It’s a girl at Caneel”

  1. She’s really a little darling, but I hope she behaves as she gets older. Quite a few years ago I remember some donkeys were annoying guests and were dealt with harshly.

  2. Oh my gosh…I named her PRECIOUS…cannot believe it was in the top 5. I named her after my gray and white cat I had a long time ago. How sweet!! and a big congrats to the WINNER…. SUGAR MILLIE..SO CUTE…she is beautiful.

  3. Oh my gosh…I named her PRECIOUS…cannot believe it was in the top 5. I named her after my gray and white cat I had a long time ago. How sweet!! and a big congrats to the WINNER…. SUGAR MILLIE..SO CUTE…she is beautiful.

  4. Oh my gosh…I named her PRECIOUS…cannot believe it was in the top 5. I named her after my gray and white cat I had a long time ago. How sweet!! and a big congrats to the WINNER…. SUGAR MILLIE..SO CUTE…she is beautiful.

  5. Noone should be rude to the donkeys,guests need to learn about how to be with them. I don’t care how much money you have, respect is the utmost importance. I’ve seen some uneducated tourists think the animals here are a petting zoo, and free to touch and feed anything.

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