Donkey foal born at Smithills Open Farm

The newborn donkey foal at Smithills Open Farm

Sally the donkey with her newborn foal at Smithills Open Farm

First published in News

SPRING has sprung early at Smithills Open Farm after Sally the donkey gave a birth to an adorable little foal.

The new-born grey is yet to have a name, but the sprightly youngster has already caused a stir among visitors.

Sally had been expecting for almost 12 months and last Wednesday, at 11pm, she gave birth.

Farm manager Carl Grimshaw said: “We’ve already got some baby piglets and goats, but having a newborn foal is pretty special.

“He’s very confident for a donkey and was soon bounding about in the straw.”

The farm now has 15 donkeys, with another two foals on the way.

Staff will now hold a competition to name Sally’s foal.

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