Wildlife experts say the Colorado state animal, the bighorn sheep, has a stable population but it’s not growing.
A bill to make shelter animals the official state pet faces a hearing Monday in a House committee.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologists have transplanted 15 more desert bighorn sheep in the Dolores River canyon in western Colorado to help boost a population there.
There are hundreds of spots in the state for viewing Colorado’s wide array of wildlife. Here are some CBS4 has featured in recent years on Colorado Getaways.
A controversial alabaster mine sitting dormant south of Carbondale could be back in business, depending on a looming decision by the U.S. Forest Service weighing the mine’s impact on bighorn sheep.
Colorado officials are reminding people to keep their pets under control in the winter.