Berlin, MD – The National Park Service has completed its May 2018 population census of the wild horses on Assateague Island. The total population of the Maryland herd is currently at 81 horses, including 21 stallions and 60 mares. One foal, a filly, was born the first week of April. Two horses have died since the last census, N2BM “Madeline Rose” and N9BFT-K “Dr. Jay”.