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Two Young Horses Removed From Shackleford Banks Looking Toward a Bright Future

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Date: March 6, 2007
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005

Harkers Island, NC. Cape Lookout National Seashore Superintendent Bob Vogel announces that a seven month old filly and a nine month old filly were removed from Shackleford Banks in early March. Veterinarians provided mild sedatives and the youngsters were transported by boat to the mainland.

Foal and yearling removal is part of the management strategy that keeps the number of horses on Shackleford Banks between 110 and 130. The herd now numbers 115, with approximately seven foals expected in 2007. The two youngsters were chosen for removal because their family lines are well represented on the island.

Removed foals are available for adoption. For information and/or an adoption application contact Anita Kimball at (252) 241-5222 or, after 6:00 p.m., Joy Lawrence at (252) 728-7111. To make an appointment to see the horses, contact Anita Kimball.

The herd on Shackleford Banks is cooperatively managed by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore.

-NPS-

 

Did You Know?

Humpback whale in front of Cape Lookout lighthouse

Diamond City was a shore-based whaling community located where Barden Inlet now separates the islands of Shackleford Banks and South Core Banks. Crews would row whaling dories out from shore to chase the whales as they migrated past the island. Cape Lookout National Seashore