Baby Bighorn Sheep

It’s two girls and a boy!

CALM celebrates the birth of three Desert bighorn lambs

 Three endangered Desert bighorn lambs were born at the California Living Museum. All three births occurred with 48 hours of each other (April 29 and May 1). All ewes and lambs are doing well.

Their first introduction to the public will be May 15 at 10 a.m.

Esther (11 years old)-This is her tenth lamb which is one of the females. She is a wonderful mother and the lead ewe in the herd.

Emma (four years old)-This is her second lamb and she gave birth to the male.

Diane (two years old)-This is her first lamb (female). Diane was also the first lamb born at CALM (her mother is Esther).

Banner (seven years old)-The proud father is a little overwhelmed but doing just fine!

Their “birth days” happily coincide with CALM’s 32nd Birthday Bash which is scheduled May 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All kids (the two-legged variety) up to 12 years old are free and must be accompanied by an adult.

Three years ago, CALM received two ewes from the San Diego Wild Animal Park and one ram from the Los Angeles Zoo. This is CALM’s first cooperative breeding program partnership.

From the 2014 census, CALM is home to seven of only 47 Desert bighorn sheep on display throughout the country.


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