The Park Service announced today that wild burros will be removed from Death Valley National Park starting on April 25, but did not specify the capture and removal goals.
Helicopters will drive the animals into the traps.
The news release did not indicate if the incident will be open to public observation.
Burros removed from the park will be taken to the off-range corrals at Ridgecrest.
The current population is thought to be around 4,000.
The animals are not federally protected according to the Q&A.
The rescue initially tasked with the removal is still involved.