World's oldest donkey celebrates 60th birthday at Hatton Country World - The Leamington Observer

World's oldest donkey celebrates 60th birthday at Hatton Country World

THE WORLD’S oldest donkey is celebrating her 60th birthday at Hatton Country World.

According to her pet passport, Bubbles was born in 1959 – age 180 in human years and around 20 years older than a donkey’s average lifespan.

She was the first donkey at the farm, where she has been at home since the early 90s.

The milestone birthday also means she has taken the crown from former record-breaker Suzy, who entered the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s oldest donkey in 2002, aged 54.

Bubbles celebrated her big day by tucking into carrots and cake, surrounded by staff and visitors at the family attraction.

Manager Richard Craddock said: “Bubbles loves attention and is still going strong despite her grand old age. She is surprisingly very placid and not particularly stubborn like donkeys usually are.

“She loves attention and company from our visitors which is probably what has kept her going for so long. She’s also very popular with the staff and quite often gets preferential treatment from them.”

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