Photos of Penryn
and its surroundings
Animals: Bertie at Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary
The very beautiful Bertie, often known as 'Big Bertie' is a rare breed of donkey -The Baudet du Poitou.
This breed is originally from France and is believed to be one of the oldest species of donkey in the world.
Find out more about Bertie and his companions by visiting the Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary
Animals: Donkeys enjoying lunch together at Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary
The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary is a sanctuary for the donkeys and ponies who have been rescued.
Entry to the sanctuary is free, but donations to help support the donkeys are always welcome.
Monday - Closed all day (open bank holidays!)
Tuesday -11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Wednesday - 11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Thursday -11.00 am - 4.00 pm
Friday - Closed all day
Saturday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm (all year round)
Sunday 11.00 am - 4.00 pm (all year round)
Find out more about Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary
Animals: Donkeys enjoying their dinner at Flicka Foundation Sanctuary
Animals: Humphrey at Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary
Handsome Humphrey is Bertie’s little brother.
A member of the Baudet de Poitou donkey breed, probably the oldest breed of donkey in the world.
Find out more about Humphrey, his big brother, Bertie and their companions by visiting the Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary
Animals: Newborn Donkey at Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary
This beautiful baby donkey was born in the early hours of Saturday 13th July at Penryn in Cornwall and was just over 24 hours old when this photograph was taken on Sunday 14th July.
His proud mum Sophia was rescued by the Flicka Foundation in June 2019 while carrying this handsome boy.
Her life before this had been a hard, cruel one, with Sophia constantly being impregnated to produce foals which were then taken from her for the meat trade.
Both Sophia and her son are safe now and can live out their lives together, cared for, loved and with the company of around 100 other donkeys and ponies, all rescued by Flicka.
At the time of writing this little sweetheart does not have a name so if you have a suggestion before 29th July 2019 you could be the person who names him.
See how you can suggest a name at Just Giving
Animals: Rescue Donkey in the Spotlight
The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary in Cornwall is home to over one hundred donkeys and ponies.
Find out more by visiting The Flicka Foundation
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