News Release - New Foal Born at Assateague Island

Assateague Island horse, Ms. Macky and her new foal, 216kb
N2BHS-AL (Ms. Macky) and her new foal

Allen Sklar

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News Release Date: April 6, 2018

Contact: Liz Davis, 410-629-6087

Berlin MD-Early Friday morning, April 6, 2018, N2BHS-AL (Ms. Macky) gave birth to a
sorrel foal. The new foal, N2BHS-ALQ, and band live year round in the very busy
develop area and campgrounds. For this reason, the National Park Service expressly
reminds visitors that it is essential to remain a minimum of a bus length (40 ft) away
from the wild horses at all times.

Everything is new to a foal. N2BHS-ALQ will learn how to interact with the
environment from Ms. Macky and other members of its band. 70% of foals in the
National Seashore are born in April, May and June, but it is not uncommon for foals to
be born during any month of the year. A mare will be very protective of her new foal
and it is vitally important for their well-being that visitors give them, and all of the wild
horses, plenty of space.

Last updated: April 7, 2018

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