Sky Ponies 2

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Oanh Tran and Katelyn Hooker

Skyros ponies have been thought to have pulled Achilles chariot many centuries ago,  but now they are disappearing one by one soon leading to extinction due to environment changes in Greece.

Currently living on Skyros Island, Greece, these elegant ponies are being monitored carefully.  

With their population down to 200, hope continues that the rare breed’s rate of reproduction will increase and the amount living today and the future will grow.

Overgrazing sheep, disappearing habitat, and interbreeding with donkeys, are factors for this breed’s decline.  

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