The Mexican desert bighorn sheep (Ovis
canadensis mexicana) became extinct from
the state of Chihuahua during the 1960s.
La Guarida Ranch was acquired in 1981 with
the purpose to reintroduce the desert sheep
to its original and historic habitats.
Today the Ranch has around 400 animals
and has reintroduced the desert bighorn
sheep to other ranches in the state of