Twin Foals Birthday – Sunny and Angel at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Twin Foals Birthday – Sunny and Angel at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Lena’s foals, Sunny and Angel, turn two on March 28

Sunny and Angel were only 5-hours-old when they came to the Equine Hospital ICU Unit at Helen Woodward Animal Center

Happy Birthday, Sunny and Angel!

Just two years ago, Sunny and Angel, the two miracle twin foals who grew up in front of a streaming webcam, were born. Within five hours of their birth, Sunny and Angel came to Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Equine Hospital to receive medical attention. For horses, twin births are very rare and life-threatening.

Sunny and Angel may have looked like normal foals, but these babies and their mother, a 9-year-old mare named, Lena, overcame unbelievable odds!

Lena is a 9-year-old, maiden, registered Quarter Horse. Her owner didn’t know Lena was expecting twins until they were being born on Sunday, March 28. 2010. The colt has been named, “Sunny” and a filly is called, “Angel.”

Twin birth for horses is so rare that it’s hard to find accurate statistics. It is believed that the chance of a mare and both foals surviving birth is around 1 in 10,000.  In most cases there is a 1 in 15,000 chance of twin foals surviving the first two weeks.

Under the care of Dr. Rodrigo Vazquez, the staff of Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Equine Hospital and thousands of online fans who watched their 24/7 streaming webcam, Sunny and Angel beat the odds are are turning two-years-old on March 28!

Watch them play when they were mere months old and Angel had her splints on:

**Update** Brand new photos of Sunny and Angel together – taken March, 2012!

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5 responses to “Twin Foals Birthday – Sunny and Angel at Helen Woodward Animal Center

  1. Congratulations to you all on a job well done. They are gorgeous horses and their story is inspiring. Thank you to all who had a part in this wonderful journey of twins.

    RuthG

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