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<ul><li> 1. Willmore Wilderness Park Willmore Wilderness Park Prepared by Ted Ritzer, May 2002 </li> <li> 2. Willmore Wilderness Park Facts Established in April 1959 Size: 4,597 square kilometres Trails: ~750 kilometres of trails Wildlife: Mountain Caribou, Moose, Elk, Bighorn Sheep, Moutain Goats, Grizzly Bear, Black Bear, Cougar, &amp; Wolves </li> <li> 3. Access 3 Main Access Points: Rock Lake-93 unit campground, 5 km from SE boundry of Willmore. Big Berland-18 unit campground, 8 km east of park, adjacent to the Berland River. Sulphur Gates-10 km north of Grande Cache off Hwy 40, no campground, staging area only. </li> <li> 4. 46% of the use of Willmore is by equestrians </li> <li> 5. 57% of the people that visit Willmore are from Alberta </li> <li> 6. Bighorn Ewes-female sheep </li> <li> 7. Bighorn Lamb Lambs are born Late May, early June </li> <li> 8. Bighorn Biology Sheep stay in bands led by old ewe, with mix of ewes, lambs &amp; yearlings Rams over 3 yrs form their own bands in spring Rams rejoin ewes in fall for the mating season. </li> <li> 9. Bighorn Biology Bighorns are grazers, feeding on grasses &amp; flowers, but they will eat shrubs if they have to Can live up to 14 yrs Predators: wolves, coyotes, cougar &amp; golden eagle </li> <li> 10. Mountain Goats </li> <li> 11. Mountain Goat Biology Groups of nannies and kids form during the summer Billy goats only join the females in the late fall for mating season They are better climbers than Mountain Sheep, and occupy higher ground. </li> <li> 12. Mountain Goat Biology Can live to 14 yrs, like Bighorn Sheep Are snip feeders, not grazers Diet of grasses, sedges, and rushes Predators: Cougars, &amp; Eagles, can attack on cliffs Usually safe from all else if they can reach a cliff </li> <li> 13. Kids are born in Late May to early June </li> <li> 14. THE END Willmore Wilderness Park THE END For further information on Alberta Parks and Protected Areas consult our web site at: http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/gateway If you do not have access to the Internet, public access to the Internet is provided by your local public library. </li> </ul>