Require large enclosures with native vegetation, water source and a variety of habitat types and topographic relief.
Enclosure fencing at least 10 feet high and at least 2 feet underground for predator control
Males and females should be separated in nonbreeding season.
Two managed care populations of Peninsular bighorns: 1. The Bighorn Institute, formed in 1982 to investigate bighorn population decline. They established a managed care breeding program in 1985. (more than 75 animals released to wild). 2. The Living Desert Museum is maintains a small group of bighorns for educational purposes.
The San Diego Safari Park houses desert bighorn sheep at the Condor Ridge exhibit.
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