Posted: Nov 15, 2012 3:56 PM by MTN News
BILLINGS - ZooMontana is now home to three new Bighorn Sheep.
The Bighorn are under a year old and are currently being acclimated to their exhibit. The trio will be on breeding loan indefinitely.
"This is a great addition for us here at the zoo," said Director Jeff Ewelt. "Guests will be able to see these three beauties at close proximity on exhibit throughout the year, allowing us to showcase and educate guests about a remarkable animal that most have never seen up close. It's a great opportunity."
Bighorn Sheep, males in particular, are famous for their large, curled horns. These impressive growths are a symbol of status and a weapon used in epic battles across the Rocky Mountains.
"Bighorns have balance aiding split hooves with rough bottoms for natural grip, allowing them to easily move about steep and rocky terrain, something guests will be able to see firsthand within the exhibit" Ewelt added.
The three Bighorns are currently on exhibit daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.