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Annual Bighorn Day Feb. 11

       The Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center will host its 12th annual Bighorn Sheep Day Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The center is at 1805 N. 30th St. Admission is free.

Bighorn sheep congregate near one of their signs by a roadway in the Garden of the Gods. It's the kind of readily observable sighting that planners of the annual Bighorn Sheep Day (Feb. 11 at the Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center) can only hope for.
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       Activities will include crafts, games, guided walks, presentations and telescopic chances to view bighorns from the center as well as the Mesa Road overlook.
       Coordinated by City Parks and the Nature Center with other outdoor-related entities and nonprofits, the annual event honors the roughly 70 Rampart Herd bighorns, who live in the open areas north of the Garden and often come down to the park or the neighboring Glen Eyrie property. The bighorn is also the official state animal of Colorado.
       Included in the presentations will be one about the local herd and another “specific to youth,” said Bret Tennis, Garden of the Gods operations administrator.
       Overflow parking will be available in the Rock Ledge Ranch parking lot on the other side of 30th Street.

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