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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

Address: P.O. Box #331, Lima z/n | Netherlands Antilles, Bonaire
Phone Number: (599)9 5607607
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Ranked #2 of 51 Attractions in Bonaire
Type: Other
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Type: Other
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The donkey sanctuary is a fun visit, more so probably if you have children who like horses. The woman who set it up to rescue island donkeys also runs the cash register and is very knowledgeable about her charges. There is a small enclosure with baby donkeys (foals?) and jennys. When we were there the youngest donkey was 4 days... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful thing all the volunteers do for those cute donkeys!!! Thank you very much especially the nice lady from Boston! !! 6 green circles if it was possible! !!

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I visited the Donkey Sanctuary at the start of the month. The owner Marina is extremely friendly and gives so much for the donkeys. There are 600+ donkeys at the sanctuary. You can drive through the sanctuary with old bread and carrots to feed them (Sitting in the back of a pick-up is ideal!), and hundreds of donkeys follow your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Loved it. Had a lot of fun feeding the donkeys. We had 3 bags of carrots from The store and bought 2 bags from them. Didnt last long. They love the carrots. Great time .

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Houston, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We loved our trip through the donkey sanctuary! The lovely lady at the front desk explained there are about 300 donkeys under the care of the sanctuaries. Babies and sickly donkeys are kept in a petting zoo area up front where you can park, get out of your car, and go in to feed and pet them. The remainder of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I have been visiting Bonaire for more than 20 years yet this was my first visit to the Donkey Sanctuary. My mistake! This place is great, and most importantly, they are doing a great deed for this island and its residents. Not only do they provide all that these animals need, they allow the visitor to travel around a vast... More 

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nuneaton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A great way to spend a couple of hours whilst visiting Bonaire on a Cruise Stop. I would highly recommend a visit as part of a visit to the Island we got a taxi from the cruise port and said we wanted to visit the Donkey sanctuary, see the flamingos on the salt plains then have a couple of hours... More 

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Marina and the staff and Volunteers at the Donkey Sanctuary have done an amazing job of rescuing the wild donkeys on Bonaire. Over 600 donkeys are on the preserve and they estimate only a small handful are still in the wild and not yet neutered. Donkeys were regularly hit by cars but since August there have been no donkey fatalities.... More 

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Powell River
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70 reviews 70 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

During our drive around the island we discovered this donkey santuary. As my wife likes donkeys - she had one when she was a child, and our 2 grandkids were also interested we decided to stop for a visit. The sanctuary originated when the government wanted to destroy all the injured, wild donkeys that roam not only this island but... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

A lot of fun for a good cause. The Donkeys are hilarious and really love carrots. Beware, there are hordes of Donkeys roaming free and they'll come right up to your vehicle and poke their head inside, but don't fret, they don't bite, just very curious.

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