Fifteen years ago, just 105 Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep roamed across their namesake mountain range.
Today, they number more than 500.
And just last month, four rams and 10 ewes, nine of which were pregnant, were helicoptered into Big Arroyo Canyon, high in the mountains about 10 miles east of Lodgepole in Sequoia National Park.
That marks a dual milestone — it's the first time bighorn sheep have settled in the Great Western Divide in more than 100 years, while also proving that human intervention can bring the species back from the brink of extinction.
Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2014/04/23/3892210/saving-thebighorns.html#storylink=cpy
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