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Wild Donkeys To Be Taken From Hawaii To California

08/ 5/11 05:59 PM ET   AP

HONOLULU -- In an effort to control the Big Island's wild donkey population, about 100 of them are being taken to California.

Drought conditions led the donkeys from the highlands into a populated area in search of water. Donkeys were appearing near the highway and a school.

The Humane Society and a local veterinarian have been trapping and sterilizing animals from the rapidly growing population estimated at about 400 to 600 donkeys.

At the end of the month, a clinic is to be set up at a ranch to castrate captured male donkeys.

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