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Only1 Abaco Spanish Colonial Horse Left -RIP Nunki by Lovely-DreamCatcher Only1 Abaco Spanish Colonial Horse Left -RIP Nunki by Lovely-DreamCatcher
RIP Sweet Nunki you will be Missed

eaglerarelife.com/content/mila… < Vote once a day-If won Money will go to cloning her - People did the damage in killing them off now its our turn in keeping her RARE Genes going

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 Six decades ago there were 200 or more wild horses on Great Abaco Island, Bahamas. These horses were the time-capsuled descendants of the horses that Christopher Columbus brought with him to the New World, at the end of the 15th Century.

They lived independently and undisturbed until man disrupted the balance. All but three were slaughtered in the early 1960s.

In the 1960’s, disaster struck in the form of a road from one end of Great Abaco to the other.The shelter of the pines was shattered. Suddenly humans had access to abandoned but still passable logging roads.

Some people ran the horses down the roads until they were close enough to be roped out of the windows or until they dropped from exhaustion. Many of these animals became legends, for their anecdotal lives, the vicious cruelty visited on them, and their tragic ends. A tragedy involving the death of a young child who tried to ride a tame wild horse while unattended resulted in a wholesale slaughter.

Former Senator Edison Key said in an interview, “When we were clearing the land for the farm in the early 70’s, we found carcasses and bones everywhere. I started thinking. It just wasn’t right.” 

But they came Back
In 1992 the herd was over 30. But by ’97 this number had fallen to 17.

After hurricane Floyd the horses stayed on a farm full time and were exposed to a broad range of chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and synthetic feritlizers.   When, after four years there was no reproduction, it became apparent that something was very wrong.

For over seven years arkwild have worked to bring in an equine reproduction expert. The horses are still fighting for survival but with no reproduction since Hurricane Floyd,

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In August of 2002, based on three separate DNA analyses and photo and video records, the horses were accepted by the Horse of The Americas Registry as the Abaco Barbs, descendents of horses brought over at the time of Columbus’s explorations.

Further DNA work has shown that the horses are more accurately described as Spanish Colonials, so they have become the Abaco Spanish Colonials. Throughout the world horses of pure Colonial descent are becoming more and more critically endangered.
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They were the time-capsuled descendants of Columbus's Imported Spanish horses, genetically pristine since the 15th Century

According to geneticists, The horses of Abaco contain some of the rarest & Oldest Spanish Bloodlines to be found in the world today.
Those bloodlines include the rare Splash White gene


www.facebook.com/abacohorses
youtu.be/b3GnCGNAP9M
www.youcaring.com/nonprofits/s… < Donate
arkwild.org/blog/


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slayingallhumans Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is similar to the Abaco Barb mare that is the last of her kind too. (Unless this is the same horse different breed name XD) 

I so wish I could help them out and donate.
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Lovely-DreamCatcher Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Nope same horse they dropped the barb

from the website
--- These horses were first dubbed “Spanish Barb”. As a breed called “Spanish Barb” never really existed, and the term is likely an American invention or possibly a British one, I commend those responsible for the preservation of the Abaco horses for now naming them “Abaco Colonial Horses.” This has to be the most correct term for them. Nothing we now of their history contradicts their decent from Spanish colonial horses.
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slayingallhumans Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I did suspect as much. 
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Lovely-DreamCatcher Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
She Passed away Thursday 23rd Sparta Emoji-02 (Cries) Cry emote 
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slayingallhumans Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww Noo! 
RIP Nunki! You and your breed will be thoroughly missed. 
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Lovely-DreamCatcher Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I knowCry emote 

They did take her tissue to use for cloning to keep her rare genes going
and they do have a stallion that has been found to be the closest match (genes)... Wayward Wind 
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slayingallhumans Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:cries: 

At least they have the technology nowadays to be able to actually do that. Hopefully the breed will make a strong comeback with the cloning process. Thank god they found a stallion with the close genes. 
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Lovely-DreamCatcher Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Ya
 Its the closest they have been able to find so far in all their searching. they're still looking for more
If I remember right Mimi said that their Splash White was different then any she has see but i cant remember where i saw/heard that 
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