Bighorn Sheep

By Y.B.N

Description

  • Have a wool coating
  • Are mammals
  • Differ in colors
  • Males weight around 220 pounds
  • Females Weight around 100 pounds
  • Males' horns are curved

Habitat and Diet

  • Live in mountains and grassy meadows
  • Feed on grass and shrubs
  • Avoid snow terrains most of the time
  • Eat minerals when there are no plants

Adaptations

  • Are excellent climbers
  • Have great a great sense of sight
  • Wool to protect from cold temperatures
  • Great senses of smell and hearing
  • Strong body structure to protect from attackers

Reasons for endangerment

  • Being hunted by both hunters and predators
  • Die from diseases carried by domestic sheep
  • Had a low population since 1900