New Bighorn sheep lamb born at Desert Museum

Yesterday on April 1, a Bighorn sheep lamb was born at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (this is not an April Fools joke).

According to an April 2 press release from ASDM:

“The lamb, currently less than one day old , is gaining walking, romping and climbing

proficiency by the minute. Visitors may catch a glimpse of it frolicking as newborns do. Visitors

are likely to be surprised by how quickly lambs adapt to steep terrain. After examinations by Museum staff, it is reported that the lamb is doing well and nursing successfully. The sex of the lamb is still unknown.”

“The Museum now has three ewes which may breed with the Museum’s resident male as

part of the Sustainable Breeding Program (SSP) project. This includes the female born last year that is unrelated to the Museum’s ram. The ewe that gave birth yesterday was obtained in an exchange from the Los Angeles Zoo early in 2014 as part of the SSP’s efforts to expand the genetic diversity in captive populations.”

The lamb and the new bear cub are on public display.