Rams are male bighorn sheep, animals that live in the mountains and often settle arguments with fights that include ramming their heads into others. Not to be confused with mountain goats, rams can be identified by their long, curved horns, long fur, and split hooves. Bighorn sheep are bovines and are related to antelopes, bison, … Read moreWhat are Rams?
Rams are typically 5 to 6 feet tall (1.5 to 1.8 meters) from head to tail, and weigh 262 to 280 lbs. (119 to 127 kilograms), though they can grow to over 300 lbs. (136 kg). Rocky Mountain bighorn rams have massive horns that weigh more than all of the bones in their bodies. A … Read moreHow Big Do The Rams Get?
The dominant ram earns the right to mate with the females. Mating season, called the rut, is in the autumn. Males are not usually strong enough to mate until they are at least 3 years old. Female bighorns are pregnant for about 175 days, or about 25 weeks. They usually have only one lamb at … Read moreWhat About Offspring?
Bighorn sheep have very good eyesight, which allows them to judge distances accurately when jumping, according to the University of Michgan’s Animal Diversity Web (ADW). They also watch animals as far as a mile away. Herds are separated by gender. Females live in nursery herds, with five to 100 members, which include adult females and lambs of … Read moreHabits of The Rams
Rams are herbivores. They typically eat seeds, grass and plants. Their diet changes depending on the season, though. In the summer, they eat grasses or sedges and in the winter, bighorns eat woody plants, such as sage, willow and rabbit brush, according to Defenders of Wildlife. What they eat also depends on the type of bighorn. … Read moreWhat Do The Rams Eat?