Twin foals beat odds of 10,000 to 1

Twin foals have been born at an animal sanctuary, beating odds of 10,000 to 1.

The foals, a filly and a colt named Tina and Tom, were born in the early hours of April 7, to mum Donna, a rescued Thoroughbred mare at Hillside Animal Sanctuary in Norwich. 

Donna arrived at the sanctuary last summer and was already pregnant. Despite having scans, only one foal was picked up and the birth of the twins was quite a surprise to everyone at the sanctuary!

Both Tina and Tom are doing well

Both Tina and Tom are doing well

Speaking to Your Horse, founder of Hillside, Wendy Valentine said: "Both foals are very friendly and doing well.

"We took in around 40 pregnant mares last year - including Donna. She was found abandoned in a field with another pony. The vet came out to scan Donna, but only picked up the one foal. We only realised it was twins after the first was born!"

Both foals and mum are now thriving at the sanctuary. Hillside doesn't typically rehome their animals, but they say that if the right home came along, the foals might be considered for rehoming. 

The news follows the birth of two twin foals Tilly and Lilly, who were born last month in Suffolk

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