Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) used a drone to survey bighorn sheep on Pikes Peak for the first time. (Photo Credit: Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s Southeast Region / Twitter)
Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) conducts a survey of bighorn sheep on Pikes Peak twice a year, however, observing herds can be difficult on the steep summit. Now, for the first time, CPW deployed a drone to do the job and it showed a cool aerial view of the animals in their natural habitat.
The survey, which studies how many ewes, lambs, and rams are present along the Devil’s Playground on Pikes Peak, takes place once in the summer and once in the winter, KMGH-TV reported. According to Southeast Region spokesman Bill Vogrin, the drone was equipped with high-altitude propellers and the sheep responded well to the device flying over them