The bighorn sheep’s dramatic history includes reaching near extinction and making a significant recovery with the help of conservation efforts. Sadly this beloved species still faces challenges. Its population has dwindled to less than 8,000 and is under continuous threats. Separation between wild bighorns and domestic sheep and goats is the key to security—reducing conflicts and disease risk for Colorado’s state animal.
Learn more from the National Wildlife Federation
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