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Born: December 1997
Died: December 2021
Sire: N4GM, "Son of Speckles", chestnut
Dam: M17GM, "Dee's Heart"
Color: Chestnut with a tiny white star
Longest time spent with one band: 5 Years with MSMS-G, "Chestnut"
Usual range: North End of the island, usually from Km 3 to Km 7
Interesting tidbits: Little Paka came from tough stock—both her sire and dam were hit by cars (but not at the same time) and both survived. Dee’s Heart escaped with only a few minor scrapes, but Son of Speckles was more seriously injured. Although born in the developed area, Little Paka lived most of her life on the North End.