THE WHITE MOUNTAIN SHEEP
The sheep inhabits the mountain territories in Alaska, Yukon, and northern British-Columbia. The ram weighs about 100-120 kg and can live to attain an age of 16-18 years.
The sheep feeds on grass, moss and roots in the alpine grass-land above the timber line. However, snow and ice can force the sheep down into valleys, where it is easier to find food.
Horns against horns the rams fight vigorous struggles. Bears and wolves are material enemies.
The White Mountain Sheep is popular hunting prey – because of its hide and horns.
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