The bighorn sheep is found in a large range of the North American west with sub-species occurring in the Rocky Mountains as well as the desert Southwest. This wild sheep is characterized by the large heavy horns that the male possess for sparring. This territorial fighting usually consists of a series of running head-butts that can last for hours. Although their skull is designed to withstand it, these impacts occur with such force that they can sometimes be fatal to the combatants. Females have reduced horns and rarely spar. Bighorns are gregarious herbivores and may be preyed upon by mountain lions, wolves and humans.
Male Skull Length: 30cm (11.8in)
Male Horn Length: 83cm (32.6in)
Female Skull Length: 27cm (10.6in)
Female Horn Length: 27cm (10.6in)
Origin: North America
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