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Zion National Park

A Success Story for Desert Bighorns

 

Zion Canyon is host to several small bands of Desert Bighorn Sheep.  

They are native to the park, but by the 1950s died out due to hunting and from diseases contracted from domestic sheep.

The bighorns pictured here are descendents of desert bighorns reintroduced to the park in the 1970s.

Desert Bighorn Ram and Ewes

 

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Desert Bighorn Ewes and Family Groups - Zion National Park

Ewes and Family
Groups of Zion Photos

Desert Bighorns Fighting Rams - Zion National Park

Fighting Rams of Zion Photos

Desert Bighorn Rams - Zion National Park

The Rams of Zion Photos