KGUN 9 On Your SideNewsLocal News


Bighorn sheep population estimated at 400+ in Silverbell Mountains

Posted at 10:04 AM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 13:04:08-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Southern Arizona's bighorn sheep population is continuing to grow.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department says it recently conducted an aerial survey over the silverbell mountains where they spotted 160 sheep and a mountain lion.

AZGFD says they now estimate the population there at over 400 sheep -- the largest among the four ranges near Tucson.

The department released video of the survey on Twitter Tuesday morning: