On July 23, 2015, Nunki, the last of Abaco’s famous wild horses, passed away. Nunki was a twenty year old mare and the last of a special breed of horse referred to as the Abaco Spanish Colonial, or ‘Abaco Barbary Horses’ by the Horse of the Americas Registry.
We were at a critical point in our efforts to preserve the few remaining wild horses on Abaco. Plans were well on the way to restoring reproduction. Sadly, we now are down to only one horse.
The Atlantis Paradise Island Nassau Community Service Award was granted on Feb. 13 to the Wild Horses of Abaco (W.H.O.A.) Preservation Society for their community service on the island. On March 12, W.H.O.A. board members Milanne Rehor (also known as Mimi), Wynsome Ferguson of the Abaco Tourist Office, and David Knowles of the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) met at the BNT office for the presentation of the cheque received from Atlantis.