Sponsor the Black Mountain Burros


The Black Mountain Herd Management Area (HMA) in Arizona is the largest federally-protected habitat area for burros in the nation. At an estimated population of more than 1,500 burros, it is likely the most genetically healthy and significant population remaining in the United States.

In May 2015, the BLM captured and removed 24 of these burros because they traveled into a nearby urban development in search of water. We received word that placement was needed for a family of eight (which include one youngster and two pregnant Jennies) and we gladly stepped in to take them. 

The Arizona desert where they used to roam is dry and harsh. And when the trailer opened at MCR revealing lush, green California grass, the burros didn't know what to think (they had not yet realized this would soon be their most precious resource)! Thankfully, this moment was captured on video and has since gone viral.

The Black Mountain family now roam the 2,000 acres of MCR and cover every inch of the property. They are smart and resourceful, digging for their water in dry river beds while providing water for other wildlife. We are so happy to have them.