The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary has said goodbye to popular donkey Daisy, who has died in her late 30s.

She died yesterday (Saturday) after receiving veterinary treatment and physiotherapy sessions for several medical conditions.

She had been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and spondylosis.

A spokesperson for the sanctuary said: "Despite the best efforts of our wonderful team of staff and volunteers, together with the support of our veterinary team and physiotherapist, Daisy’s condition was deteriorating, and she was beginning to suffer.

"Daisy spent her last day out in a paddock with her friends, Coffee and Nick, surrounded by many volunteers, visitors, and staff, who loved her so much.

"It is always difficult when we lose one of our beloved animals, but we remember the joy they brought so many, and we will remember Daisy with much fondness."

Daisy lived at the sanctuary for 18 years, arriving with Dizzle and Dazzle (who have since died) when they were all in their late teens.

Daisy was known as a gentle, calm donkey, who had previously been in  the community and outreach herd, meeting and greeting the public.

She was extremely fond of people and would be first at the paddock gate to meet team members, volunteers, and visitors.

She was also one of the most popular adopted donkeys.