Now we come to one of my favorite animals in the wild. I think Feral Burros are one of nature's most beautiful wild animals. Burros were brought to the US from the deserts of Africa in the 1830 -1850 time frame specifically for use in the Southwest by prospectors. Eventually, after mines played out or prospectors died, the Burros were released into the wild. So they have been "native" for 175 years or more.
Here a family of Feral Burros:
|One of my favorite photos of all time.|