Of all the animals that are possible to view in Zion National Park, perhaps the desert bighorn sheep is the most intriguing. Bighorn sheep were reintroduced to Zion National Park in the 1970’s and have adapted well to the environment on the upper eastern sections of the park.
Bighorn sheep are commonly spotted on the rock formations and along the road-side above the Zion National Park mile-long tunnel. Small groups of bighorn sheep feed regularly on the abundant vegetation and are not shy about ascending or descending the steep sandstone rock faces of the larger formations in the park.
Enjoy this short video captured recently of the bighorn sheep enjoying a leisurely day in Zion National Park. Read more about bighorn sheep here. Follow this link to learn about other wildlife in Zion National Park.