COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Colorado Springs began feeding bighorn sheep in the Rampart herd in preparation for a wildlife conservation relocation effort.

CPW’s Amber Worley & volunteer Britney Cuntz shoveled apple pulp for the sheep, and Officer Corey Adler hauled alfalfa to the site.

These feedings are all a working attempt to train the bighorn sheep to feed at a specific location so in a short time from now, CPW officials can net 25 of the animals and transfer them to Beaver Creek in Teller County.

There the sheep will form a group to replace a historic herd which died off.

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