Game and Fish: 12th bighorn dies north of Tucson

2014-02-20T10:05:00Z 2014-02-20T13:22:33Z Game and Fish: 12th bighorn dies north of TucsonDoug Kreutz Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 20, 2014 10:05 am  • 

Another bighorn sheep, a ram, was found dead in the Catalina Mountains Tuesday, the Arizona Game and Fish Department has confirmed.

It's the 12th bighorn to die since 31 sheep were relocated to the Catalinas from the Yuma area in November.

The cause of the ram's death is under investigation, officials reported.

Two mountain lions have been killed for preying on sheep since the reintroduction began.

Meanwhile, state officials also reported that a bighorn lamb also was spotted Tuesday in the Catalinas — the third lamb seen since the relocation.

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