/Namib wild horses galloping to extinction – hyenas kill again

Namib wild horses galloping to extinction – hyenas kill again

The wild horses of the Namib are on the brink of extinction with three of the four foals born since September this year killed in only the last few weeks.

“Long-awaited rainfall this year brought new hope and allowed the Namibia Wild Horses Foundation to stop feeding the horses after a long 27 months of severe drought in which the public generously donated both feed and funds to keep the horses alive. The desert transformed with new green grass, the condition of the remaining horses improved and some of the mares conceived. To add to the newly-felt positiviness, the pack of hyenas moved off onto adjacent farmland leaving the horses in peace. The first foals were born and it began to look as if the horses finally stood a chance,” stated the Namibia Wild Horses Foundation in a statement that criticizes the Ministry of Environment and Tourism for its inaction and delay.

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