20 bighorn sheep brought to southern Utah

20 bighorn sheep brought to southern Utah

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KANAB, Utah (AP) -- Twenty bighorn sheep from Nevada have a new home in Utah.

Earlier this month, biologists with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources released the desert sheep into southern Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

The sheep were captured near Lake Mead in southern Nevada.

The relocation project is part of an ongoing effort to bolster southern Utah's bighorn sheep population.

The 20 transplanted sheep included 19 ewes -- several of which were pregnant -- and one young ram.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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