In Search of Brighty : History of Wild Burros in the Grand Canyon - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  1. In Search of Brighty: History of Wild Burros in the Grand Canyon • Late 1900s to early 1920s burros brought to the Grand Canyon by miners for use as pack animals • 1919 Grand Canyon acquires national park status • 1922 Bright Angel (Brighty) dies • 1924-1931 Park wardens kill 1467 burros at the Grand Canyon • 1953 Brightyof the Grand Canyon by Marguerite Henry published • 1953-1960 Wild burros “reinvented” as a “native species” • 1971 The Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act offering protection to burros and horses passes (Public Law 920195)