Super-cute rare pony foal born on Bolton nature reserve

The Bolton News: Rare pony foal born on Bolton nature reserve Rare pony foal born on Bolton nature reserve

THIS little lad is the latest addition to the Longworth Clough nature reserve near Belmont.

The Exmoor pony foal joins five of the rare breed, who have been tasked with keeping plants down to manageable levels on the reserve.

The ponies belong to Michael Dewhurst, but join sheep and cattle as part of Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s conservation grazing team, managed by grazing officer Sian Parry and reserve officer John Haddon.

They spend time in parts of the reserve chomping down long grass and shrubs and leaving areas where native plants can thrive.

Mr Haddon said: “It was exciting when the foal was born and after four days it seems to be doing really well. We have not decided on a name yet.”

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9:34am Sun 29 Jun 14

the hand says...

Just like the bn that they report a story and can't even give us a clear picture of the new beasty
Just like the bn that they report a story and can't even give us a clear picture of the new beasty the hand
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8:10am Mon 30 Jun 14

Lee3695 says...

What a nice positive story to start the week off! The successful breeding of rare species can only be a good thing in keeping the species going and its happened in Bolton! Don't whinge about the picture quality, just appreciate the content as these animals have no concept of posing for a nice piccy!
What a nice positive story to start the week off! The successful breeding of rare species can only be a good thing in keeping the species going and its happened in Bolton! Don't whinge about the picture quality, just appreciate the content as these animals have no concept of posing for a nice piccy! Lee3695
  • Score: 4
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