Sheep ~ Bighorn
These sheep live in alpine meadows near rocky cliffs. Their hooves are hard on the outside and soft on the inside, which helps them climb and jump. They use avalanche chutes and talus slopes to escape from predators, such as wolves, mountain lions and bears. Bighorn sheep feed on grasses, leaves, herbs, twigs and shoots. In the wild they live around 12 years, while in captivity the life span extends up to 20 years.