Featured in The Canadian Rocky Mountains on May 22nd, 2011.
Featured in The Pacific Northwest on May 17th, 2011.
Featured in Alberta – Wild Rose Country on May 12th, 2011.
Bighorn sheep are named for their large, curved horns atop their heads that weigh around 14 kg on a male. Though both sexes have horns, the males are much larger, and are utilized in the headbutting battles for female’s attention during mating season. These horns advertise to females a male’s health and age since they continuously grow through his life. Their body also has double-layered skulls supported by struts and a huge tendon linking the head and spine to cushion the blows from their rival.
Photo taken at the Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada.
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