Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid newspaper The Sun this week bought the Russian parasailing donkey, Anapka, after video of the animal hit the internet, upsetting many of its readers. "Our readers were deeply moved," correspondent Garry O'Shea told the AP.

Anapka last month was strapped into a parachute and launched off a beach in southern Russia as part of an advertising stunt for an adventure sports company. It didn't go as planned. Anapka is 17-years-old and will be moved to Britain soon, and her owners are weighing options for a home. The donkey's days of enjoying extreme sports are over.

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