Bighorn Sheep, Zion National Park, Utah
This bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) chased several other bighorn sheep on the steep sandstone cliffs in Zion National Park, Utah. Male bighorn sheep sport large, curved horns. Bighorn sheep are well known for their ability to climb high, steep, cliffs and mountains. Bighorn sheep live in the western United States in mountainous or desert areas. In the summer, bighorn sheep prefer higher elevation habitats, around 6,000-8,500 feet. Their diet includes grasses and shrubs. Two subspecies of bighorn sheep are currently on the endangered species list.
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