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Utah’s Zion National Park Experiencing Sheep Boom

by | Feb 26, 2014
Utah’s Zion National Park is experiencing a sheep boom, and experts say some of the animals may have to be transported outside the park to keep the herd healthy. According to park officials, a recent survey counted more than 500 desert bighorn sheep living within and outside the boundaries of the park. Since such a dense gathering of sheep can promote disease in both the bighorn and nearby domestic goats and sheep, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) is working with the park to determine management actions. Read the article in the Salt Lake Tribune.

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