Death Valley Auxiliary Roundup Ends Early

Operations concluded on May 5, according to a remark at the gather page, with 181 burros captured, 181 shipped and one dead.

The number of animals shipped is usually less than the number captured when deaths are reported.

The cumulative total included 76 jacks, 83 jennies and 22 foals.

Youngsters represented 12.2% of the burros captured.  Of the adults, 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female.

The herd can’t be growing at a rate of 20% per year with a birth rate of 12%.

The capture and removal goals were 490 each.

Three HAs were involved in the roundup.

RELATED: BLM to Assist NPS in Death Valley Roundup.

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