Assateague Island New Foal
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Assateague Island Welcomes New Foal
On Friday, June 21, Assateague Island National Seashore welcomed a new foal to its band. Ms. Macky (N2BHS-AL) gave birth to a bay pinto colt. The new foal (N2BHS-ALR) has not received a name yet and is still learning to how interact with the environment, his mother and his band.
This is the second foal to be born on Assateague Island since May. Two-thirds of the foals at the National Seashore are born in April, May and June.
Ms. Macky, the mare, will be very protective of her new foal, so it is important that visitors to Assateague Island National Seashore follow the rules and give the wild horses space. It is recommended to remain a minimum of 40 feet—or a bus length—away from the wild horses at all times.
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More Things to Do at Assateague Island
After you’ve visited the new foal at Assateague Island National Seashore, experience more of what the area has to offer.
Assateague State Park, located on Assateague Island, has plenty for the whole family two do. Swim, surf, kayak or canoe along the two miles of beach and through the marsh areas. The marshes are also a great place to spot more of the local wildlife.
Assateague Adventure offers eco-tour cruises perfect for viewing the wild horses in their natural habitat. On the tours, you can learn more about Ocean City’s eco system, bird watch, dredge for clams and experience the marine animal touch tank.
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Explore Nature Cruise also provides guided boat tours of Assateague Island. Kids will love catching crabs and fish or touching the animals in the on-board tank.
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