(AP) Officials for the National Park Service and California Department of Fish and Game say they may have to resort to killing some bighorn sheep to prevent the outbreak from spreading through the largest herd in the 1.6 million-acre preserve. Tests confirmed that at least some of them died from a strain of pneumonia generally transmitted by domestic sheep and goats.
Deadly Disease Threatens Southland Sheep Population
Wildlife experts in California and Nevada are concerned about a deadly disease that is claiming the lives of a growing number of desert bighorn sheep in the Mojave National Preserve about 100 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
Monday, June 24, 2013
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