Arizona Game and Fish reports 12th bighorn death, third birth - Tucson News Now

Game and Fish reports 12th bighorn death, another birth

The third lamb with its mother. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish) The third lamb with its mother. (Source: Arizona Game and Fish)
(Source: Arizona Game and Fish) (Source: Arizona Game and Fish)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Arizona Game and Fish Department confirmed the death of a bighorn ram on Feb. 18 and reported that a third lamb was observed in the Santa Catalina Mountains.

Thirty-one bighorn sheep were reintroduced to the area on Nov. 18 and the latest death was the 12th reported.

The cause of death is under investigation. Most of the fatalities have been traced to mountain lions.

The sighting of the first two lambs was reported on Feb. 11.

For more on the controversial reintroduction project, click here: http://bit.ly/Of3s8M

The Game and Fish website can be seen here: http://bit.ly/Of2AB3

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