It is ‘hump day’ and being coupled with the first full workweek after the holidays it feels like we are climbing a mountain. So, in honor of that, I present a very able mountain climber – the Bighorn Sheep ram.
This handsome guy is striking a classic pose showcasing its powerful body and ability to navigate even the roughest terrain. I don’t know about you, but those are traits I wish I had. 😉
The Bighorn Sheep is found in many places in Colorado’s high country and it is the state’s official animal. Diseases from European livestock and overhunting had caused the animal’s population to drop precipitously by the early 1900s. Thankfully conservation efforts have been successful in helping it rebound since then.