• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

New Member Joins Ocracoke Pony Herd

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Date: February 15, 2012
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

The Ocracoke Pony herd has a new member!"Alonso," a three year old registered Spanish stallion from the Corolla Wild Horse herd, was recently adopted by the National Park Service (NPS) and transported to Ocracoke Island on February 2, 2012.

For more information link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSbzE7gdInc&feature=share

or check the Corolla Wild Horse website at: http://www.corollawildhorses.org/

For park information regarding the Ocracoke Ponies check:http://www.nps.gov/caha/historyculture/ocracokeponies.htmor call 252-928-5111.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

The Principal Lightkeeper's Quarters and the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move toward their new homes, a safer distance from the ocean.

The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest brick structure ever moved. When it was built in 1870, it stood 1,500 feet from the shore. By 1999, the lighthouse was within 100 feet of the ocean. To protect it from the encroaching sea, it was moved inland a total of 2,900 feet over a 23-day period.