Donkey Sanctuary Aruba
- Type: Museums, Zoos and Aquariums
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Get ready to be overwhelmed with cute: the Donkey Sanctuary Aruba is a non-profit organization devoted to saving the island's donkeys and educating locals and tourists on their care. Donkeys used to be the main form of transportation on the island; now many of them are sick and injured. The lucky ones receive the proper care and shelter in this Santa Cruz donkey sanctuary, and you'll find them to be sweet, docile creatures eager to interact with you or your kids during your site visit.
The Donkey Sanctuary Aruba is open weekday mornings and weekend afternoons. There's no admission fee to visit, but you're encouraged to make a donation to the organization's effort to save the Aruban donkey. You're also encouraged to bring apples and carrots to feed the donkeys -- those are their favorite treat. Tours of the facilities are available, and there's a gift shop whose proceeds also go toward fund-raising. Check with the sanctuary's official website before planning your visit.