Sheep spotted at Oroville Dam

Editors Note: The Oroville CHP said that its post regarding a big horn sheep sighting may have been taken too seriously.

Posted: May 20, 2020 3:26 PM
Updated: May 21, 2020 9:36 AM

Editors Note: Action News Now previously reported that Oroville CHP posted the sighting of an endangered sheep. Upon further investigation with the help of Oroville CHP Officers...this is in fact, not an endangered species. The article has been edited to reflect on the actual sighting.

OROVILLE, Calif. - The Oroville CHP said that its post regarding a big horn sheep sighting may have been taken too seriously.

The Public Information Officer said the post about endangered big horn sheep returning to the Oroville Dam was meant to be humorous and believed that his photograph made it clear it was a more common species of sheep. They're apologizing for any confusion.

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OROVILLE, Calif. - The Oroville CHP is reporting sightings of sheep at the Oroville Dam.

Officers shared on Facebook photos of the sheep saying it was a "rare sighting."

The Department of Fish and Wildlife said that in 1995 there were only 105 Bighorn Sheep remaining in the Sierra Nevada.

Early Californian shepherds grazing their livestock brought disease.

Today, the population recovering and more than 600 bighorns can now be found in the Sierras.

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