Missing Donkey Chloe Who Disappeared With A Horse Returns Home

She was found in the woods

Christy Strawser
September 15, 2020 - 1:12 pm
Chloe the donkey is missing in Michigan

Michigan State Police


(WWJ) It starts like the plot of a feel-good Pixar movie: Horse and donkey escape their pen together and head out with only each other for company on the adventure.

Michigan State Police say Chloe the donkey escaped her pen in Rose Township and disappeared along with her horse friend. Well, we'll presume they're friends. Either way, Chloe left voluntarily.

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The horse returned; She did not, at least not right away.

Now this real-life tale has a happy ending.


State Police say a neighbor found Chloe hiding in the woods unharmed and escorted her back to her pen...with some resistance.

Things you may not know about donkeys: Habitat for Horses reports that donkeys can live for over 50 years, they're very strong and intelligent, stronger than a horse of the same size and have an incredible memory. "They can recognise areas and other donkeys they were with up to 25 years ago," the site says.