Ernie also known as the “Church donkey” spent several years entertaining several folks at live nativity scenes. All i know for sure is I remember to visit him at Christmas time as a child. Documentation showed him well over 20 years old. He came to live with us about 13 years ago and lived a life of leisure and pampering. He was euthanized in November 2013 due to complications of lamenitis. RIP our Dear Friend.