Wild & Wool Trailer
From the Wild Sheep Foundation in partnership with SITKA Gear
Director: Philip Baribeau
Producer: Frankie Pirolo Foss
Bighorn sheep, an icon of the American West, battle to survive as contact with infectious diseases carried by domestic sheep threaten these wild herds. The respiratory pathogen mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (M.ovi), while benign in their domestic sheep hosts, can present deadly complications for bighorn sheep and often leads to widespread pneumonia outbreaks and significant die-offs. Domestic sheep grazing on public land was an integral part of settling the western United States. However, as conservation efforts ramp to rebound bighorn populations, the wool industry, scientific community, and wildlife advocates are at a crossroads. Wild & Wool documents a year-long look at a dedicated research team racing to understand the complexities and challenges of M.ovi before the next outbreak devastates this iconic species.
Viewing the Film
Wild & Wool is being accepted for viewing at wildlife film festivals across the country. During the Covid 19 pandemic, these festivals will be held online.
Check back for festival schedules and updates when the film with be available for viewing online.
Wild & Wool will be available here for free viewing later this fall after the festival season.