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It's with heavy hearts that we announce today the death of Aladdin – our Special Projects Burro.

Aladdin poses for the camera

Our asinine mascot was perfectly OK yesterday afternoon when I popped out to see that all was well with the donkey herd, but a couple of hours later he'd inexplicably gone hooves-up.

There was no external sign of injury, so we're working on a couple of theories: that he accidentally ate something inadvisable (quite possible, donkeys will scoff anything), or that one of the older donkeys did him some damage, perhaps from an unfortunately aimed kick.

It fell to yours truly to bury the poor fella yesterday evening – a disagreeable task to say the least, made doubly onerous by the circling presence of my mutt pack, who sensed the biggest nosh-up since they downed a small wild boar a couple of years back.

Rest assured, what was a pain in the arse for me quickly became a real pain in the arse for them.

So, RIP Aladdin. Born 8 September 2010, died 22 May 2012.

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