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Parasailing donkey dies from heart attack

Donkey which drew attention from animal rights activists around the world has died as a result of the trauma she experienced during promotional stunt, according to vet.

Anapka is examined by a vet upon arrival at a Moscow stable after being taken from resort.
Anapka is examined by a vet upon arrival at a Moscow stable after being taken from resort.
Image: AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel

A donkey which was involved in a parasailing stunt last summer has died from a heart attack vets say was induced by the traumatic episode.

In July, police in the south of Russia launched an investigation after reports of a donkey being harnessed and suspended over over the Azov Sea for about half an hour. The incident was a stunt to promote a leisure resort.

The animal landed in the sea and was pulled to dry land,  according to the following report by Russia Today which aired last summer:

ABC News reports that the female donkey, called Anapka, died last month. A vet who examined Anapka said that although she was about 40 years old, the trauma she experience was likely to have caused the heart attack which killed her.

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