Assateague Herd to Add More Foals This Year

Seven more are on the way, according to a report posted this morning by the Maryland Coast Dispatch.

The fertility control program was suspended in 2016, according to the story, as park managers realized the herd was too small.

The report did not mention the high mortality rate of the stallions, the highly skewed sex ratio of the herd, and the possible lack of genetic diversity—hallmarks of a successful management program, according to the PZP zealots.

Eight foals would put the growth rate at just 11% this year, four years into the ‘adaptive phase,’ making slow recovery another hallmark of the program.

RELATED: Assateague Herd Declines in Latest Census, New Assateague Foal.

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