Each year Otumba, Mexico holds a festival to honor the animal that helped the town grow

By Kelli Bender
Updated May 04, 2016 05:28 PM
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Donkeys are a YUGGGE deal in Otumba, Mexico.

In Spanish colonial times the small town was an important donkey market, selling animals to travelers on their way to Mexico City, reports NBC News. Now, people prefer tractors and pick-up trucks for the jobs donkeys used to do, which has led to a drop in the donkey population in Otumba.

To raise awareness about this decline and honor the animal that helped establish their town, Otumba holds a donkey festival each year, complete with races and a costume competition.

Given the current political climate in North America, many Otumba donkey owners chose to dress their steeds as Donald Trump.

Turns out, donkeys can pull off a suit and bouffant pretty well.