Here are two new Foals that were recently born at the Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge in Chincoteague, Virginia. I was so very lucky to have seen them as there is only one observation platform to view these wild horses at this refuge and there were several horses around the area that day. A newborn foal's legs are already 90% of the length they will be when full grown. Able to stand just one hour after birth. Can walk, trot, and run just two hours after birth. Most foals will start to nurse less than two hours after being born. A female foal is called a filly. A male foal is called a colt. More foals are born between April 15- May 15 than any other time.
Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, Chincoteague, Virginia.
Lat: 37.93, Long: -75.38
Spotted on May 30, 2014
Submitted on May 31, 2014
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