Vandalized Santa Fe donkey statue gets new tail after old one mysteriously ripped off

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A new tail is going on the donkey.

The Albuquerque Journal reports ( artist Taylor Mott attached the new tail Tuesday to the well-known metal donkey statue in Santa Fe just weeks after it was mysteriously stolen.

Police have no clues on any possible tail bandits and are offering a $1,000 reward.

The metal sculpture stands at one end of Santa Fe's Burro Alley.

The city of Santa Fe paid around $4,000 to replace the tail, repair three hooves and remove graffiti.

The sculpture by artist Charles Southard is part of the city's collection of about 75 pieces of public art and was commissioned in 1988. It's valued at $12,500.


Information from: Albuquerque Journal,