Zookeepers at CALM, the California Living Museum northeast of Bakersfield, are excited about the birth of three new lambs to their Desert Bighorn Sheep, which is an endangered species. Interim Curator Sharon Adams says one little ram who was rejected by his mother is being hand-raised until he’s called up to a breeding exchange program. The seven-week-old doesn’t even have a name so far, but all three young males will live at CALM through at least July. Big Horn Sheep are starting to make a comeback with the help of captive breeding programs. The population has been decimated in recent years by disease spread by livestock and loss of habitat by human encroachment.
Suzanne Grant