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Wild horse and burro adoptions begin today

Wild horse and burro adoptions begin today

POSTED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:28pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:31pm

LUFKIN- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is holding a wild horse and burro adoption at the George H. Henderson Jr. Expo Center beginning today at 2 p.m. and extending through Saturday.

More than 50 animals will be featured in the three-day event designed by Congress to preserve and protect wild horses and burros as living symbols of America’s western heritage. Animals being showcased are adult and yearling horses and burros that once roamed free on public lands in the western United States, according to a press release by the bureau.

Since 1973, the bureau has placed more than 225,000 wild horses and burros in approved homes across the country. According to the press release, wild horses and burros are renowned for their strength, endurance, agility and intelligence, characteristics bred into them in the wild that make them ideal for work or recreation.

To read more at The Lufkin Daily News

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