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'Walking Dead' Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan Adopts Bonded Donkey, Emu (Neither Is Named Lucille)

Neither animal is named Lucille

What to Know

  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan is adopting a bonded donkey and emu and bringing them to his Hudson Valley farm
  • A North Carolina animal rescue group says the two were saved after their owner vanished in South Carolina; they cuddle and sleep together
  • They cry when separated though; 2K-plus people responded to a post about adopting them together, but Morgan had the best space for them

A donkey and an emu who bonded with each other can stay together, thanks to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays the villainous Negan on the TV zombie thriller "The Walking Dead" and will keep the pair on his New York farm.  

Jennifer Gordon, founder of the North Carolina animal rescue group Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, says Morgan is adopting them Tuesday.

Neither animal is named Lucille. 

They're named Jack and Diane, and Morgan tantalized his social media followers with a simple and vague tweet, "Little diddy about jack and Diane ..."

The two were rescued from Kershaw, South Carolina, when their owner vanished. Gordon says they cuddle and sleep together, but cried and became frantic when they were separated. 

A post about the complexities of adopting them out together sparked more than 2,000 inquiries, including Morgan's, Gordon adds. She says Morgan was the best choice since he has resources to care for the pair and they can roam free on his Hudson Valley farm.

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