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(KSL News) -- A rare type of adoption took place in Utah this morning, just in time for Christmas.
The Utah BLM is putting about 45 burros up for adoption.
They were captured near Winnemucca, Nevada to make sure there was enough range food left for other wild animals there. The BLM says these burros are used to cooler weather.
Art DiGrazia: "The response has been great. We've got quite a number of people here this morning so the burros will find good homes."
Burros are good protectors for sheep and calf herds, they're good pack animals and they definitely have some personality.
Even with today's turnout there may still be a few burros left if you're interested.
Contact the BLM.