Wild Baby Burros Playing-The Cutest Thing on the Internet
If someone asked me which was my favorite, wild horses, or wild burros? I would no doubt stare blankly and say “Yes!”
Honestly, I could never choose. Wild horses are majestic, amazing, and full of life. Wild burros are elusive, cautious, and just damn cute.
We are currently spending time in an area of Arizona where there are quite a few wild burros, and I am in heaven. They are braying outside the RV in the evenings, and I can walk out my door in the morning and run into small groups hanging out in the hills. There are several young ones, which are arguably the cutest critter on the face of the planet. The little guys are fuzzy, head to toe.
They look to me like they are wearing little pants because of the way their legs look near their hooves.
So, a favorite? Nope, I can’t possibly say.
I have been lucky to watch, and photograph wild burros several times over the years, but I have never seen two baby burros play together. This was cuteness overload. I was so busy taking photos, that I hardly had time to laugh at what was happening. But when I got the images on my computer, I couldn’t help but laugh and smile at the antics of these two. They were clearly similar in age, and looked like they could be twins, but they aren’t. Wild burro’s, like wild horses, live in family bands of one jack, and a few jennies. So these two were siblings in the same family band.
This post is going to have a lot of photos, I could hardly choose which ones to add to this post.
So in the interest of telling the story, I’m going to let the photos do the talking.
Cute burro butts!
More cute burro butts.
Trying to get the upper hand…..or hoof.
Look at those little teeth.
More little teeth.
At this point the dad went over and told them to get back with their moms. This little one still had some energy to run off.
After this, they both went and got a drink from mom, and everyone walked into the hills.
I can’t imagine not being able to see, and photograph experiences like this. This is one reason I will never stop being an advocate, and a voice for our wild horses and burros. And why I will always support the larger advocacy voices like American Wild Horse Campaign.
If you would like to purchase any of these images, or other wild horse and burro images, please visit my website at Mary Hone Photography.