Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wild Burros

Today we got to see some Wild Burros. It was our day off and we took a driving tour of the Parker Dam Road Back Country Byway, which runs along the Westside of the Colorado River from Parker Dam to Earp California. I had to do some research to find out what Wild Burros were. I learned that they originated in Africa, and were brought to this continent by the Spanish in the 1500s. Here in the South West they have outlived the Spanish and early miners who used them as beasts of burden and now roam wild on public lands.

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