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Outer Banks wild horses get mass DNA testing to uncover true lineage

6/30/20 by Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer and found on phys.org –  https://phys.org/news/2020-06-outer-banks-wild-horses-mass.html The history of those wild horses roaming North Carolina’s Outer Banks has long been shrouded in mystery, with most historians believing they descend from mustangs brought by Spanish settlers 500 years ago. An exact origin may never be proven, but an ambitious […]

Announcement of New Program: PORCH PICK-UP

As North Carolina has moved into Phase 2 of a 3-phase approach to slowly lift and ease restrictions while combatting COVID-19 in order to protect visitors and North Carolinians alike, we find that we still do not have the space capacity that would allow us to welcome visitors inside of our facility without limiting this […]

Ancestors of Outer Banks wild horses landed in Currituck 500 years ago

By Jeff Hampton Virginian-Pilot – May 26, 2020 Spanish explorers landed in Currituck County 500 years ago looking for gold, a good port and maybe a place to settle. When they found nothing that worked for them, they sailed for other lands. In the process, however, they left behind some small, sturdy horses that were […]