Zion National Park’s Desert Bighorn Sheep

Zion National Park in Utah is not renowned for its wildlife but one species found here that I find interesting is the Desert Bighorn Sheep.  They subsist on the vegetation in the park and prefer the steep rocky slopes. They are a bit sensitive to humans but you can see them on the east side of the park.

 

Bighorn Ram Grazing
One hungry ram

 

 

Bighorn Ram Grazing
Nice set of choppers

 

 

BIGHORN ON THE EDGE
On the edge

 

 

Bighorns Courting
Whose courting who here?

 

 

BIGHORNS ON THE EDGE
They obviously thought I was a threat and gathered on this ledge

 

 

ZION BIGHORN SHEEP
Young sheep

 

 

BIGHORN BLUE SKY
The females(Ewes) grow horns but not the big, thick curved ones like the rams do.

 

 

Bighorn in Flight
Lots of agility

 

 

ZION DESERT BIGHORN
Notice the wide rectangular eyes? This gives the sheep a wide field of vision to spot predators.

 

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