Biologists make risky move to save bighorn sheep herd near Gunnison

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep are curiously delicate for such a brutish animal. The Division of Wildlife is attempting to save a herd near Gunnison that has been in decline due to the prevalence of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.



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Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep are curiously delicate for such a brutish animal. The Division of Wildlife is attempting to save a herd near Gunnison that has been in decline due to the prevalence of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is willing to gamble if it means saving a population of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. A herd of bighorn sheep in the Taylor River area north of Gunnison…




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