August 2016

Released Ewe a Success!

We are thrilled to report that the ewe we released in early April is finally considered a success since she has been in the wild for at least 4 months! Bighorn Institute has now released 127 bighorn sheep into the wild since 1985, which has kept 2 local herds from disappearing. We have worked hard to see this ewe at least once a week post-release and she has acclimated well to her new environment. She was recently seen with other sheep, including rams. We are hopeful that she will mate successfully this year and contribute to recovery with her offspring.