18 February 2011 Love Lambs? Catch “Peak to Peak!” Posted by: Caitlin Leutwiler | 1 comment | Share: In its most recent production, Conservation Media followed researcher Jack Hogg into the field to watch baby bighorn sheep at play in the Northern Rockies. Practicing what they’ll have to do as adults, the rambunctious lambs jump on ledges, run about and even occasionally ram one another. But it’s not all fun and games. Hogg has studied bighorn sheep for more than 30 years, and is worried about the potentially fatal impact climate change is having on these animals. The reproductive cycles of bighorn sheep are timed with the same cycles of the plants found in their mountainous homes. But differences in average rainfall and temperature caused by climate change is altering the time when plants are at their most productive. This shift may leave nursing mothers without enough food, and could be devastating for the survival of bighorn sheep. According to Hogg, “If we keep on the path we’re going, we’re just gonna to have to live with a very messy fallout.” Watch this beautiful footage to learn more. Learn more: Watch Conservation Media’s films on wolverines, sage grouse and the preservation of open space. See how climate change is impacting the Northern Rockies on our interactive map. One Response to “Love Lambs? Catch “Peak to Peak!”” Post Your Comment Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) You May also be interested in Wolf Weekly Wrap Up Fish and Wildlife Service Holds Public Meetings to Determine Fate of Mexican Gray Wolves; Six Mexican Gray Wolves Released in New Mexico; How Do People Form Their Opinions About Wolves? A Field Day with Gopher Tortoises Our Florida staff members spent a field day at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve to learn more about the reproductive and burrowing habits of gopher tortoises. Wolves are even more socially complex than we thought… In order to survive, wolves form cooperative groups known as packs, and these pack members hunt together, rear pups together, and compete against other wolf packs for food and territory.