Garden of the Gods' Bighorn Sheep Day is baaaack! Don't miss your chance to see our state animal on Saturday, February 10.This year's Bighorn Sheep Day marks as the 13th for the Garden of the Gods, so if you haven't gone yet, well, what's taken you so long? Get on down to Colorado Springs this Saturday and watch the animals in their natural habitat, participate in fun activities, meet live zoo animals, and even win prizes. Also, did we mention that it's completely free? When: Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center [caption id="attachment_33175" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Courtesy of the Garden of the Gods (Facebook)[/caption]
Last year's event drew more than 3,000 people, all just wanting to catch a glimpse of a bighorn sheep. Bret Tennis, operations administrator at the Garden of the Gods, told The Gazette that visitors shouldn't get their hopes up though, since the sheep can be "an unpredictable bunch." But, even if folks don't end up seeing some bighorn sheep, there are still plenty of activities to keep them entertained like guided nature walks, arts and crafts, and educational presentations in the Red Rocks Room. [caption id="attachment_33177" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Courtesy of the Garden of the Gods (Facebook)[/caption] Presentation Schedule: 10:30 a.m. -- An Active Bighorn Survival Game for Youth (6+) and Adults 11:45 a.m. -- Bighorn Sheep of the Pikes Peak Region 1 p.m. -- Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Presents "Animal Jobs" with Live Animals 2:15 p.m. -- Rampart Range Bighorns What do you think? Have you gone to Bighorn Sheep Day at the Garden of the Gods before? Will you be returning this year? If so, what are you looking forward to the most? Also, don't forget to share your photos/videos of the bighorn sheep with us HERE.