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wild horses

Sable Island, Nova Scotia, is Canada’s Newest National Park

Silhouette of Sable Island horses at sunset

Photo by sleepyorange

Parks Canada has announced that Nova Scotia’s Sable Island has been designated the newest national park in Canada. The remote island some 300 km offshore is best known for its hundreds of wild horses—believed to have been introduced to the island in the 18th century—who run free on the grassy dunes. The island is also a migratory bird sanctuary and  a breeding ground for grey seals. (more…)