Freya Mini Donkey

Will Work for Hugs

Freya lives for hugs. She will even go so far as to force you to hug her. If you squat down in front of her, she will physically put her head and neck around you, just to signal that she wants a hug. If she's laying down, she even loves if you lay on top of her belly for a full body hug. So get ready for some serious mini donkey snuggles during your time at Shepperly Farm! 

Pictures of Freya

Shepperly Farm Fun Facts

Unlike other miniature animals, mini donkeys are not bred to be a shrunken down version of a full sized donkey. Their small size is natural. Miniature donkeys are not more than 36 inches tall and weigh between 200 and 450 pounds. By contrast, full sized donkeys weigh between 400 and 500 pounds.

Mini donkeys have large ears which have great blood flow, helping them stay cool in the desert. They have great hearing and their ears can move independently to locate where a sound is coming from.

Mini donkeys are native to the Mediterranean islands of Sardinia and Sicily and were brought to the United States in 1929. Now, importing mini donkeys is difficult because they are near extinction in their native area.

Male donkeys are called jacks and females are called jennets.

Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Where Fur and Fun Meet

Join us at Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo, where our animals are family. We have over 100 animals who love to be around people. All of our animals love to be pet, scratched and loved on by our visitors to the farm. We hope you come to Shepperly Farm and learn something new and leave with a new found appreciation and respect for animals. But it's not just animals here- we also have concessions, yard games and a party room with vintage, coin-operated arcade games. 

So come down to the farm, relax, and have fun with our furry pals! 

Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo

Meet Our Furry Friends

We are proud to have over 100 animals at our petting zoo for your family to enjoy. All of our animals are taken care of and loved every day. We have wallabies, chickens, goats, alpacas, rabbits, donkeys, ponies, ducks, pigs and more. During your time here, feel free to pet, scratch and love on all of the animals who call this farm home. Animals can provide great comfort and relaxation, so we hope your soul feels refreshed after visiting Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo in Cañon City, Colorado.

Enjoy meeting all of our furry friends here at Shepperly Farm Petting Zoo! 

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