Wonder if they flew first class

TEHACHAPI, Calif. (AP) - September 19, 2011

Ten dozen donkeys made the long flight from Hawaii to California over the weekend.

Now, they're settling into their new home at Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue.

Ranch manager Tracy Miller says the animals don't show signs of jet lag.

They are descendants of donkeys brought to Hawaii's Big Island to work coffee plantations, then cast aside when they became obsolete.

Recent drought conditions have brought hundreds of donkeys down from the mountains.

But the donkeys have been blocking traffic and creating other problems, prompting the search for a new home.

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