high res giclee print mounted on cradled birch plywood panel,12 x 12"
The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep was designated official state animal of Colorado in 1961. Named for
their massive, curling horns (which can grow to 50”) and agility & balance, they (Ovis canadensis) are found
only in the Rockies (usually above timberline) in extremely rugged terrain. Their horns aren’t shed annually
like deer and elk, but grow in length and circumference throughout the sheep's life (a pair can weigh 30 lbs).
Fewer than 45,000 are scattered through the western US and Canada in small, isolated herds.