Yeppp, you read it right people! A (very) small herd of 4 donkeys have been brought over from their home at Blackpool beach right onto London’s very own South Bank. What’s so special about this you ask? Well, this herd can talk! Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

That’s right kiddies, from the 26-28th of July Merlin Entertainment, the name behind many of London’s biggest attractions, are bringing Carl, Sonny, Sally and Danny to Jubilee Gardens between 11am-4:30pm. Maybe we lied. ‘You’ probably can’t ride the donkeys – the rides of for children. Sorry. But you can hear them talk, which is the main thing…

How do they talk!?!

Well, Merlin Entertainment has commissioned Donkey Expert (a job title we all hope to achieve one day) Mark Ineson and many other scientific brains at Design Works to create technology that will supposedly interpret the various ‘eeee-awwws’ of the donkeys into triggering one of several pre-determined responses. Depending on the differing sounds, frequencies and vibrations of the ‘eeee-awwws’ (the technical lingo for donkey noises we’re sure) different phrases and responses will be triggered supposedly simulating speech… impressive huh?!

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