Written by CARL MROZEK
Just a quick invitation to watch wild burros that I filmed in the Black Mts. of Arizona, one of their few remaining refuges in the US.
Two to three decades ago there were thousands scattered across the badlands of the West and Southwest. Today, there may be less than a thousand left in this vast landscape as they have been removed from our public rangelands (mostly by the BLM) to make room for ever more cattle and to favor game animals like mountain sheep and deer which share parts of their original range. They’re almost gone from areas where they abounded just several years ago including Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas.
I hope you managed to catch them this Sunday on CBS Sunday Morning, starting 5 minutes from the end of the show (about 10:25 am in many Eastern markets).
You can also watch it on CBS News Sunday Morning.
If you do catch it there, please register to leave a comment. It may help persuade CBS to let me produce a news report for them regarding why our wild burros are disappearing so rapidly.
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Thanks and happy trails!