---- Wild Burros in Grand Canyon ----
Once the wild burros lived in the
canyon and were over populating.
It came to the point that they were
(Rounded up for dog food).
It is sad that the old prospectors
of the past abandonded the animals
not realizing the problems
to come in the future.
Helecopters were used to uplift burros
in order to save them from being shot.
This was the result of the wild burros
eating habits caused the decline of the
natural resources in the Grand Canyon.
The cost of the rescue operation
was expensive and a campain effort
to raise money to help the burros
came about in the 1980's.
The live removal and adoptions
of the wild burros in the Grand Canyon
was through "Fund for Animals"
headed by Cleveland Amory
Famous people having had serious
interest in saving the burros were:
Princess Grace of Monoco
Mary Tyler Moore
Public awareness and the protests
"Brighty" burro satue
once at the Grand Canyon Park
entrance to be moved in doors.
As of today, 1999,
who knows if there are any wild burros
roaming the trails in the Grand Canyon.
FAME , established 1997.