Aruban Donkeys are cool. Donkeys end up in Aruba because of the Spanish settlers. Donkeys were the preferred method of transportation and the Spanish used them extensively.
Even after the departure of the Spanish, donkeys remained important for locals in transport and trade. This was until locals could afford buying imported cars. Soon afterwards donkeys were freed.
Taken at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary
Further development in Aruba made the donkeys struggle. Even in the present there are reports of cars hitting donkeys. Donkeys have found a home. A full volunteer non-profit project takes care of these beautiful and smart animals: Aruba Donkey Sanctuary. They are open every day in the morning and in the weekend a bit longer. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.