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Two sets of twin foals born days apart

The chances of a mare giving birth to healthy twin foals are almost nil, but two sets of the baby horses in the United Kingdom may have miraculously beat the odds. To top it off, they were born days apart.

BBC News reports that Love Me Do, a 17-year-old mare raised on a Hampshire stud farm, became mom to a healthy colt and filly last Tuesday.

"She had the one and we thought, 'she's finished', and then she lay down and started pushing, so I thought I ought to look and have a feel to see what was going on, and there was another one on its way," Gayle Silvester, who runs the farm, told the news source.

The second set of twins was born to Flora, a 15-year-old raised in Latheron, Scotland, according to the John O'Groat Journal. Sadly, the dam did not survive childbirth, but her foals, Jack-O-Lantern and Twilight, are thriving.

"They certainly have the cute factor," Nicky Gunn, the farmer's wife, told the news outlet.

The British Horse Society reports that only one in 10,000 twin foal births are successful.ADNFCR-2796-ID-19796784-ADNFCR
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