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A New Foal is Born at Assateague Island

Assateague Island National Seashore News Release
For Immediate Release: April 6, 2018
Contact: 410-629-6087, liz_davis@nps.gov 

Berlin MD-Early Friday morning, April 6, 2018, N2BHS-AL (Ms. Macky) gave birth to a sorrel foal. The new foal, N2BHS-ALQ, and band live year round in the very busy develop area and campgrounds. For this reason, the National Park Service expressly reminds visitors that it is essential to remain a minimum of a bus length (40 ft) away from the wild horses at all times.

Everything is new to a foal. N2BHS-ALQ will learn how to interact with the environment from Ms. Macky and other members of its band. 70% of foals in the National Seashore are born in April, May and June, but it is not uncommon for foals to be born during any month of the year.  A mare will be very protective of her new foal and it is vitally important for their well-being that visitors give them, and all of the wild horses, plenty of space.