Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Saving the Kona Nightingales | Hana Hou! Magazine

This summer I got to work on a really interesting story about rescuing the Kona Nightingales, wild donkeys on the Big Island of Hawaii for Hana Hou! The Hawaiian Airlines Magazine. I off-roaded on the grasslands of Waikoloa searching for feral donkeys with veterinarian Dr Brady Bergin and watched horse rescuer Bird McIver care for the donkeys with such love. It was awesome getting up close and personal with the beasts of burden, they really are curious, smart, and sweet creatures.

Dr Brady Bergin with rescue donkey Daisy and dog Samson

Herd of feral donkeys

Bird McIver works with one of the six donkeys she's rescued at her home in Puna