University Provides "Therapy Donkeys" to Triggered Students

You've probably heard of "yoga goats", sure, but now there's a university offering "therapy donkeys" to students who are stressed out about exams and other social issues.

The State University of New York Plattsburgh brought a small herd of miniature donkeys to help students deal with stress at the end of the spring semester, reports

A video from SUNY campus shows students in awe of tiny donkeys.

Ken Besaw of Thera-Pets told a local ABC news affiliate: "Spend 10 minutes with them. You’ll chill right out.


Therapy donkeys are part of a much bigger trend - emotional support animals have been popping up everywhere lately, especially in airports where they've been the cause of frequent controversy.

"Therapy llamas" recently showed up at Stanford University to help the school promote their "wellness app".

As for therapy donkeys, there isn't much proof spending time around these furry friends will help raise your academic scores but it's definitely interesting.

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