The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary is mourning the loss of its ‘OAP’ resident, Popcorn Moses.

Popcorn passed away on Tuesday night (7), after suffering from acute liver failure for six months.

The well-known resident had been at the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary for many years, and was well into his late thirties.

He was originally a great friend of the miniature donkey Seamus, but in recent times became a happy resident in the OAP group, after Seamus went off to join the ladies in the miniature donkey herd.

In a statement, the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary said:

“Popcorn was a slightly nervous donkey, but he gradually became more confident with people as more and more visitors visit the site. He was renowned for having some of the poorest dentition of all the donkeys, but this never once put him off his soft feed – Popcorn used his tongue and the top of his mouth to mulch his food, much to his enjoyment.

Popcorn will go over the Rainbow Bridge to join his friends.”