Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Cyprus domestic donkeys (Equus asinus) Γαϊδούρι. - Γάρος - Cyprus

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Cyprus wild donkeys (Equus asinus) Γαϊδούρι. - Γάρος - Καρπασία - Cyprus

The Cyprus donkey is the donkey breed of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. There are two principal strains: a large dark-coloured type with a pale belly, probably of European origin; and a small grey African type which represents about 20% of the total population, which in 2002 was estimated at 2200–2700.

Some hundreds of Cyprus donkeys live in a feral state on the Karpass Peninsula in the Turkish-controlled northern part of Cyprus. They were abandoned there by Greek Cypriot farmers during the Turkish invasion in 1974. In 2008, a group of Greek and Turkish Cypriots organized to save the animals from extinction after several were found shot to death
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus_donkey

Photos by George Konstantinou

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