Tapi & Konya - India

Tapi & Konya - India

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Rescued by: Friendicoes SECA, Gurgaon Sanctuary, New Delhi

Home: Friendicoes SECA, Gurgaon Sanctuary, New Delhi

Tapi's years are catching up with her. At the time of rescue she was already 7-8 years old. And the hard years before her rescue and difficult pregnancy and delivery have contributed to her ageing quickly. She was never a very responsive girl but over the last 6 and a half years she has withdrawn more into herself. Though the average life of donkeys in captivity is 25 years working donkeys in India are lucky to have 15 good years. Tapi is now around 15 years old roughly by our calculation but looks closer to 25. She has become slow and senile. She refuses to budge from a spot for hours on end. Coaxing her to eat is a special job of the caretakers. And they have their work cut out trying to herd her into the shaded area during bad weather. Sometimes 2-3 staff have to almost lift her and carry her in while trying to ensure they do not get kicked for their efforts. 

Tapi's years are catching up with her. At the time of rescue she was already 7-8 years old. And the hard years before her rescue and difficult pregnancy and delivery have contributed to her ageing quickly. She was never a very responsive girl but over the last 6 and a half years she has withdrawn more into herself. Though the average life of donkeys in captivity is 25 years working donkeys in India are lucky to have 15 good years. Tapi is now around 15 years old roughly by our calculation but looks closer to 25. She has become slow and senile. She refuses to budge from a spot for hours on end. Coaxing her to eat is a special job of the caretakers. And they have their work cut out trying to herd her into the shaded area during bad weather. Sometimes 2-3 staff have to almost lift her and carry her in while trying to ensure they do not get kicked for their efforts. 

There is no doubt that Koyna is an extraordinary girl! After all, she survived a difficult birth when her mom lay unattended in a forgotten back lane for many long hours in the freezing cold. She has grown up into this smart, playful girl who is wildly popular and overly loved. You will never miss her in a crowd because there is always some activity happening around Koyna. She has this knack of butting her nose in everyone's business but get away without offending anyone. Such is her charm! The little monkey. 

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