Photo courtesy of Colorado Division of Wildlife


There’s something special about seeing bighorn sheep in the wild and it’s not just because they’re Colorado’s state animal. They’ve actually had a rough time. Their  numbers have fluctuated over the years and in some areas, they disappeared.  That’s where biologists come in. The Colorado Division of Wildlife last month released a dozen bighorn sheep in the area devastated by the Hayman Fire nine years ago. Janet George is a senior wildlife biologist for the agency. She heads up the effort. George talks with Ryan Warner about what's happening with the bighorns.