From The Telegraph, this is a Baudet du Poitou donkey, and apparently it's supposed to look that way.
That one is about to get its first trim in 17 years, because of the unusually hot weather in England, where there's a farm that raises this very rare French breed. Centuries of tradition have viewed the long dreadlocks as a sign of strength, but their owner told the BBC, "It's not very nice being sweaty when you are this hairy."
A sensible approach to fashion, indeed.
-Wombat (No Relation)
Jun 10, 2012
Posted by wombat at Sunday, June 10, 2012