“Bighorn Ewe”

© Teklanika Photography 2013
© Teklanika Photography 2013

“Bighorn Ewe”

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis)
San Isabel National Forest, Colorado
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400mm lens @ 400mm
1/200 sec @ f5.6
iso 320
© Teklanika Photography 2013

“Go Forth and Be Sheep” Says Biologist Moving Bighorns to Hayman Fire Area

courtesy of The Denver Post
by Bruce Finley

A swath of Colorado’s most fire-ravaged forest last week became home to a band of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, a species that has made the best of degraded land before.

State wildlife managers transplanted the nine rams and ewes as part of a new strategy that takes advantage of the 215-square-mile area southwest of Denver left charred and barren by the 2002 Hayman wildfire.

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