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Fanfare greets rare baby donkey

Purebred Poitou 1 of 100 in world

STERLING — The newborn at Davis Farmland has oversized ears and limbs that look too big for his body. He sleeps and eats all day. Sometimes he runs, but stopping is an adventure.

Although he has no name yet, he has many admirers here in Central Massachusetts and beyond. He is a purebred Poitou donkey, one of an estimated 100 worldwide, his owners said.

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