In Wyoming’s Grand Teton Mountain Range lives a Bighorn Sheep herd of about one hundred. They once measured in the thousands, but their numbers continue to decline. This has much to do with human competition for land, as they are now limited to areas of very high elevation, where they suffer each winter and are unable to migrate like they used to.
The Jackson Hole Ski Resort occupies some of their territory, and has placed areas off limits to skiers to protect the Bighorns.
This video reports on how these animals continue to survive, despite their diminished range.
Photo credit: Alan Vernon
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