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Girl approaches wild burro with curiosity in Oatman, Ariz.

The more than 400 wild burros that are an economic boon for the small town of Oatman are considered an over-populated nuisance by some in western Arizona. The animals are a danger along roadways, and compete with native wild animals for food. The BLM is experimenting with birth control to manage the herds. Read more»

Wild horses, like these in Nevada, are protected by federal law. But the Forest Service says horses in Tonto National Forest enjoy no such protection and had proposed a roundup.

The U.S. Forest Service said Thursday it has put a planned roundup of up to 100 horses in the Tonto National Forest on hold until September, when Congress returns from recess. Read more»