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On Friday, March 28, a project biologist observed a ewe with her newborn lamb This new lamb is the fourth addition to the newly reintroduced Catalina bighorn sheep population.

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On Friday, March 28, a project biologist observed a ewe with her newborn lamb This new lamb is the fourth addition to the newly reintroduced Catalina bighorn sheep population

The original release of 31 sheep consisted of 21 adult females or ewes, three yearling/juvenile ewes, five adult males or rams, and two yearling/juvenile rams.

As of March 30, 14 of the 30 collared sheep were known to be alive on the mountains.

To date there have been 16 bighorn sheep mortalities. Fourteen of the sheep were killed by mountain lions, one died as the result of predation by an unidentified cat such as a small mountain lion or a bobcat, and another died from myopathy.

To date, three lions associated with bighorn sheep kills have been removed, and the most recent of these lions was believed to have killed multiple sheep.

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On Friday, March 28, a project biologist observed a ewe with her newborn lamb This new lamb is the fourth addition to the newly reintroduced Catalina bighorn sheep population.

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