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Always at the service of human beings
In the 1930s, there were about 9,000 Cotentin donkeys (Equus asinus) in the Manche department. Primarily used as pack donkeys, they used to transport milk jugs and maids sitting aside. With a well-built anatomy, the Cotentin donkeys have a beautiful dove-grey coat with a crucial black stripe called the St Andrew cross. Naturally docile, although a little shy at first, they have always been at the service of human beings. At the Domaine d’Esthine, they now accompany hikers on the paths of the Mont-Saint-Michel bay.
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