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Donkeys: The Real Life Of The Democratic Party Mascot03:37
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Children pet a donkey during the Paris international agricultural fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris on Feb. 26, 2015. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)
Children pet a donkey during the Paris international agricultural fair at the Porte de Versailles exhibition center in Paris on Feb. 26, 2015. (Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)
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The Democratic Party's use of the donkey as its mascot dates back to 1828, when it was first associated with candidate Andrew Jackson. But what's life like for a typical donkey?

Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Vicki Croke, host of WBUR’s The Wild Life, about the animal behind the Democratic mascot.

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Vicki Croke, host of WBUR's The Wild Life blog. The Wild Life tweets @TheWildLifeWBUR.

This segment aired on July 25, 2016.

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