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Big Horn Sheep, Western Canada, Canadian Wildlife Stock Photos

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Band 02

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Band 02

Description : Bighorn sheep are perhaps best known for the head-to-head combat between males. Horn size is a symbol of rank, and the mass of the horns (as much as 14 kg) is used to a male,s best advantage as he smashes into an opponent at speeds of 20 miles per hour. Combat has been observed to last for as long as 25.5 hours (with approximately 5 clashes an hour) until one of the males conceded.

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