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Captured Nevada bighorn sheep to boost herds in Utah

Julie Jacobson / AP

In this Oct. 31, 2012 photo, twenty-five captured big horn sheep await transport to Utah in a trailer near Henderson, Nev. In an attempt to help repopulate areas of southern Utah, fifty sheep from the River and Muddy mountains in southern Nevada are being captured for relocation to Grand Staircase National Monument.

Julie Jacobson / AP

After examining a big horn sheep for injury and illness biologists from the Nevada Division of Wildlife carry the animal to a trailer for transport to Utah.

Julie Jacobson / AP

A helicopter gently lowers the animals to the ground for biologists to examine, near Henderson, Nev. In an attempt to help repopulate areas of southern Utah, fifty sheep from the River and Muddy mountains in southern Nevada are being captured for relocation to Grand Staircase National Monument.

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