Bighorn Sheep
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The Bighorn Sheep is an animal that lives in the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the United States. It is known for its massive, curving horns, which are more than 1 foot long on an average sized adult male sheep. Bighorn Sheep can weigh up to 300 lbs., but typically only eat grasses, sedges, shoots from willow shrubs & other woody plants.

The Bighorn's diet is very specialized because it eats high elevation plants almost exclusively. These food sources include grasses, sedges, shoots from willow shrubs & other woody plants.

Bighorn sheep are nomadic creatures that live in herds of about 8-20 members depending on season & location. The sheep have a tendency to change their social status, with some males becoming "bachelors" when there is no room for younger rams at their mother's side and others trying so hard to be an alpha male that they lose sight of what's important - that being making sure all his ewes are well taken care of so he can continue his bloodline .

Animal population
Less than 70,000
Population
IUCN Classification
Least Concern (LC)
IUCN Classification

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Geeky Facts about the Bighorn Sheep

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They mainly communicate socially with the help of body postures and scent.

Fact 2

Their horns can weigh up to 30 lbs.

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Females are called "ewes" and males are called "rams".

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