Desert Bighorn Rams Transplanted From Mexico to New Mexico
Red Rock Wildlife Area officials are hoping that the 10 desert bighorn sheep is what their herd needs. They brought the 10 in after months of quarantine, to give the gene pool of their existing herd a boost.
The desert bighorn sheep numbers have grown in New Mexico to about 565 in several mountain ranges, according to The Daily Journal. Mexico and New Mexico have been working together, Mexico received pronghorn antelope for the rams.
Department officials say they're excited to see years of collaboration and wildlife roundups come to fruition.