In March 2014, the Memphis Zoo’s Once Upon A Farm exhibit
welcomed the addition of two Miniature Donkeys, named "Joli Fille" and "Peggy Sue."
They came to us from the Wee Ones Farm located in Gallatin, TN. Joli
Fille and Peggy Sue, are half-sisters, but foaled by two different
mothers. Their blood link is through their sire, or father, known as "Wee Ones
Chocolate brown colored, Peggy Sue, is the slightly older of the
two donkeys, and was foaled on April 4, 2013. Black and white spotted, Joli, was
foaled on April 22, 2013.
Since the girls have been on exhibit,
Zoo staff and visitors alike are delighted by their playful charm, and of
course, adorableness. Joli is the more
extroverted of the pair, and likes to follow her keepers around their lot,
while they clean. She is quite the character and the definite leader. Peggy Sue
is a little more reserved and cautious, but a sweetheart nonetheless. They get
along well with each other and have been with each other since birth.