New Ponies Join Ocracoke Island Herd
Sacajawea and Jitterbug, two new "Outer Banks" ponies, have joined the Ocracoke Island herd and are acclimating to their new environment. Shortly after arrival, under grey and cloudy skies, they were introduced to the members of their new herd and released. The National Park Service adopted the two fillies from the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc. in Beaufort, NC. NPS photo 1(Jitterbug) NPS photo 2(Sacajawea)
Did You Know?
The U.S.S. Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras during a storm in December 1862. The wreck's location was a mystery until 1973 when a research vessel found the ship 16 miles off the cape in 230 feet of water. In 1975, the Monitor was named the nation’s first National Marine Sanctuary.