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Davis Farmland Baby Poitou Boy Born June 28, 2014

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Published on Jun 28, 2014

Davis Farmland in Sterling, Massachusetts proudly announces the birth of a baby Poitou donkey boy - one of the rarest animals on Earth!
We are pleased to invite you to visit our baby Poitou by appointment. Please call to set up a time.

There's only about 100 pure Poitous left in the world. This is why we are so excited and proud of the baby's parents, Duke and Duchess. Duchess endured a one year pregnancy. Poitous are tall with Rastafarian-like hair, llama-like legs, big ears and a small rat-like tail.

7-generation farmer Ben Davis, who discovered the baby while feeding the animals breakfast exclaimed, "It was the moment I've waited for all summer -- the baby SOOO cute and has huge ears!"

Poitou's (Baudet du Poitou) great history dates back to the Roman empire, including an occasional ceremonial ride by a Pope. With the invention of motorized machinery like tractors and 4-wheel drive vehicles, there is now little to no demand for Poitou's in the agricultural economy, endangering the existence of the breed. In the 1950's, their numbers declined to less than 70 animals world-wide.

Co-owner Larry Davis said, "Davis Farmland's mission is directed at saving endangered farm animals from extinction." Davis Farmland is the largest sanctuary of endangered livestock in North America.

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