Gracie Belle is doing remarkably well at Morning Bray Farm.

It’s her second week here, and she’s been inducted as a full-fledged member of the herd. 

Gracie is beautiful, she’s smart and she’s gaining confidence by the day.

Now that she’s settling in, I figured I’d share a bit of her history with you.

Here’s her BLM capture data:

Date: January 17, 2011

Location: AZ0021 Double A

State: Arizona

This means Gracie was captured in the Double A Wild and Free-Roaming Burro Territory in Kaibab National Forest, Arizona. The BLM maintains a wild burro herd there of between 22 and 35 animals.

Wild burros have been known to occupy the territory since the late 1800s. A wild burro is a free-roaming, unclaimed, unbranded burro that descended from pack animals that wandered off or were released by prospectors and miners. 

We’ll never forget or replace the herd that Gracie left behind. What we will do is make sure she knows she’s now with another herd that loves her just the same. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥