Re-location of New Mexico’s Bighorn Sheep

Re-location of New Mexico’s Bighorn Sheep

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish wildlife officials are hoping to relocate 40 to 60 desert bighorn sheep to the Sacramento Mountains, an area where the animal has been absent for nearly a century.

Bighorn Sheep taking a break.In 1980, desert bighorn sheep were listed as endangered.

Image of a Bighorn Ewe in New Mexico.After three decades of restoration, they were removed from the list in 2011.

Young Sheep.It is now estimated that there are 1,200 to 1,400 desert bighorn sheep in New Mexico.

Young RamSome, if not all, of those individuals will come from the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and the Rio Grande Gorge area.

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In 2017 Game and Fish captured 34 individuals at the Chevron Mine in Questa and transferred them to Cochiti Canyon to supplement the existing Jemez Mountains herd. Video below.

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