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Bighorn Sheep

About Bighorn Sheep

There are only two kinds of wild sheep living in North America, and the Big Horn Sheep is easily the most widespread. They can be found living on rocky hillsides from southwestern Canada to Baja California in Mexico, a range of about 2,000 mi. (3,000km). These sheep are gray-brown with white hindquarters. The females’ horns are small and mostly straight. The males’ horns, however, much larger and curved. The males use their horns to fight during the breeding season. They are also a status symbol. For example, the older sheeps’ horns may curve almost into a full circle.