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‘Mammoth’ endangered donkey stallion welcomed at AI centre

An endangered “gentle giant” donkey stallion has been welcomed by staff at an AI centre in the hope of preserving the breed.

Cracker, an eight-year-old 15.3hh North American mammoth jackstock donkey, arrived at Stallion AI Services in Shropshire last week.

A spokesman for Stallion AI said Cracker’s owner, Colette Evans, contacted the centre after seeing it featured on Countryfile in July. In the episode, presenter Adam Henson visited Stallion AI Services to look at the pioneering science being used to help save endangered breeds, such as the Suffolk horse.

“Cracker is one of only four mammoth jackstock stallions, with a maximum of 20 jackstocks in the UK,” he said.

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Article written by: Becky Murray

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