After the big media kerfluffle over the parasailing donkey, British tabloid The Sun stepped in and purchased the donkey for 70,000 roubles (£1,500 or $2,346.75). She is now ensconced in the Kremlin Horse Riding School where she receives four-star treatment. You can see the story here.
According to The Guardian, Komsomolskaya Pravda says they got the wrong
donkey. The donkey getting the massages
and organic carrots is Anpaka. The donkey
who went on the sky ride is Manya, and she is still at home by the Black
I had hoped for a happy ending to this story, but instead we will have to settle for a Loretta Lynn song containing a mule analogy.