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Two curious burros watch mustangs drink at a waterhole they share. Burro is the Spanish name for a wild donkey. They have longer ears than horses and engaging personalities liking humans.
The Bureau of Land Management created the Wild Horse and Burro Program to implement the Wild-Free Roaming Horses and Burros Act, passed by Congress in 1971. Broadly, the law declares wild horses and burros to be "living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West" and stipulates that the BLM and the U.S. Forest Service have the responsibility to manage and protect herds in their respective jurisdictions within areas where wild horses and burros were found roaming in 1971.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Mustangs: Spirit of the Shrinking West_National Geographic magazine 2/2009