A few years ago some people shot a number of these burros; the bad guys were never caught as far as I know, but it caused great concern in the area. These animals are protected and not wild game nor is any shooting allowed in the area. Why anyone would shoot innocent creatures like this is beyond me, but now the rangers really watch out for them. There are some new babies there now and I hope to get photos of them soon. Lake Pleasant is a nice area to visit, and wildflowers are just starting for the season.