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The North Cyprus Donkey

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The beautiful unspoilt Karpaz peninsular in North Cyprus is the home to the North Cyprus donkeys, the only wild donkey coloney in the world.


The origins of the Cyprus Donkey are unknown though they are thought to be descended from the Nubian Donkey. Research has shown that these donkeys lived on the island long before it broke of from the mainland making them the truly indigenous to the island.
 

Once domestic, these donkeys played key rolls in agriculture, assisting local farmers with their daily chores. During the civil war in the 1970, the donkeys were deserted and left to fend for themselves. They now live happily in the Karpaz region of North Cyprus. This Karpaz is a protected area, construction is limited, preserving the natural environment, untouched beaches and natural habitat of the wild donkeys.
 

Over the years they have attracted a lot of attention and are now a symbol for the island.


Embracing this we at diplomat travel have a beautiful donkey that we give to every package holiday booked through us.

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The North Cyprus Donkey