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Arizona's 'Adopt-A-Burro' Program Tries To Solve An Overpopulation Issue03:48
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Tom Taylor and Hualapai are kind of stars of Arizona's Adopt-a-Burro Program. Since Taylor adopted her in 1989, the pair have hiked almost daily, even down the Grand Canyon. (Stina Sieg/KJZZ)
Tom Taylor and Hualapai are kind of stars of Arizona's Adopt-a-Burro Program. Since Taylor adopted her in 1989, the pair have hiked almost daily, even down the Grand Canyon. (Stina Sieg/KJZZ)
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Burros are very cute, and very invasive.

The animals, which are small donkeys, dig up plants and cause traffic accidents by walking on highways. Burros are federally protected, so in Arizona, officials are trying to figure out how best to deal with a boom in the burro population.

One way, as KJZZ's Stina Sieg reports, is through the Bureau of Land Management's "Adopt-A-Burro" program.

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This segment aired on May 24, 2016.

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