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Feb 9, 2010 9:01 AM

Bighorn sheep day planned

It can be tough to spot a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in the wild, unless you go to Garden of the Gods in the winter.  A herd of the majestic animals spends the cold winter months around Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.

Big Horn Sheep Day is held each February.  This year, it's February 13 at Garden of the Gods Visitor's Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is free.

You'll be able to find out all about Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, look for bighorns using binoculars and scopes, take a guided nature walk; or participate in a scavenger hunt. There will be educational presentations, door prizes, and free refreshments.  

The City of Colorado Springs, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society, Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, and Colorado Division of Wildlife cosponsor Bighorn Sheep Day.

For more information, visit the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center Web on the web, or call (719) 219-0108.

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