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Game and Fish confirms deaths of 2 bighorn sheep, 1 mountain lion

31 bighorn sheep were reintroduced to the Santa Catalina Mountains in November. 31 bighorn sheep were reintroduced to the Santa Catalina Mountains in November.
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has announced two more bighorn sheep deaths in the Santa Catalina Mountains and that a mountain lion believed to be responsible for up to four sheep deaths was "administratively removed."

The deaths bring to 15 the total number of sheep deaths since 31 sheep were reintroduced in the area in November. Three lambs have been observed since the release.

According to the announcement, Game and Fish confirmed the death of a ewe on March 2 and a ram on March 4.

The 7- to 9-year-old mountain lion was tracked from the ewe's carcass and taken within a half mile of the kill site. The cause of the ram's death is under investigation.

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