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76 horses accounted for on Assateague Island National Seashore

Posted: 6:16 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 18:16:33-04
Assateague Island National Seashore

BERLIN, Md. — The National Park Service has completed its September 2019 population census of the wild horses in Assateague Island National Seashore.

76 horses are in the herd including 22 stallions and 54 mares. During the census, there was one death and no births documented.

The National Park Service completes a full census of the horse population in Maryland six times per year, in February, March, May, July, September, and November.