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Address: P.O. Box #331, Lima z/n | Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire
Phone Number: (599)9 5607607
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So funny experience whit respect for the subject

The history for the donkeys on Bonaire is interesting it self...like whole Bonaire history. We met owner (Irish iron lady :) on our arrival for short brief for the sanctuary... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Nina K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The history for the donkeys on Bonaire is interesting it self...like whole Bonaire history. We met owner (Irish iron lady :) on our arrival for short brief for the sanctuary. Small fee (7$) to drive in to meet donkeys was all worth of it. We had carrots to give to the donkeys whit us. They are so cute and funny... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

So much fun in supporting the protection of island donkeys that were originally brought here as service animals and then with the advent of vehicles got dumped and left to their own devices. Great fun to see the different areas of this hundred+ acre sanctuary. You can drive through and interact with the donkeys. We went twice

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The donkey sanctuary is a great idea. Inured and abused donkeys are brought in, healed and then kept in a huge fenced piece of property for the rest of their lives. It is a good thing they are not released back into the wild because once in the sanctuary they quickly learn that cars = carrots. Outside the sanctuary they... More 

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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment and your idea.It's not just an idea,it is a good idea! When we having a meating,we can talk about because we have the possibiliteis to do it,but first we have to finish some other work.But thank you for your good idea! Then the windmill,the donkeys are used to it,like we al did and we... More 

Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited the sanctuary without expectations, and were impressed with how great it was! We were immediatly greeted by the staff and given a brief history and explanation of the sanctuary. We bought some carrotts ($3), and headed into the park. It is huge! So much room for all the donkeys! We went to the lookout tower, and drove around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wished we had brought more goodies for the donkeys. They were amazingly friendly, and just wanted attention - and probably snacks. They were not hesitant to come up to the truck and put their heads in for ear rubs! So glad that there are people who protect the donkeys and offer them a safe haven.

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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice revieuw,it is good to read that you had fun, we hope to see you again. With donkey regards Marion More 

Durham, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Donkey Sanctuary is such an amazing place, and I love all that they're doing to protect the donkeys and offer a safe living environment. First stop is the nursery, with Moms & babies - you've got to love the little ones! Make sure you've got plenty of carrots before you head out to the main sanctuary. Your truck will... More 

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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice revieuw and I'm sure that the donkeys were getting a lot of love from you.Hope to see you again Kind donkeyregards Marion Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire More 

Wayzata, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very knowledgeable staff that make the visit fun. Get some carrots and feed the donkeys, but you may want to get out of the car first as they will not leave you alone after. The little ones like people, the bigger ones like carrots. Very fun little side trip.

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Thank you for your nice revieuw and I hope to see you again. Kind regards Marion Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We drove through the reserve with one bag of carrots and the donkeys were quite friendly. We got some great pictures of them trying to get carrots from the windows of our truck. The staff really care about their donkeys.

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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice revieuw and we hope to seen you again Kind regards Marion Jeursen More 

Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

You can drive in and feed the donkeys. It was nice to see people volunteering and caring for the donkeys. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 600 donkeys. I thought it was a nice way to give a contribution towards a worthy cause....

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Thank you for your review,it,s nice to read that you had fun,we hope to see you again Marion Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I'll start by saying that if your significant other loves animals AND has little self-control, you almost cannot bring enough carrots (you can also buy them there). Now back to business. This is a very cool concept. Wild donkeys are brought here when they are injured, when they are a "problem" to landowners or otherwise unwanted. The staff really seem... More 

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