Bartholomew was found abandoned with his mother, Bethlehem, in a remote paddock. When the grass ran out, the two donkeys slowly starved, and were found near death. Both mother and son came to the sanctuary, where they lived happily until Bethlehem developed Cushings Disease and passed away. We are glad that she spent her last years in peace at the Sanctuary.
But Bartholomew isn’t alone: he is inseparable from Solomon, and you will often see him resting his head on the other’s back, sleeping together. Bartholomew is the quieter of the two, so he is easy to spot: that and his trademark zebra-striped legs!