Watch a short video below to learn about the sculpture Siberian Ram by artist Marshall Fredericks.
Petroglyphs are rock carvings made by pecking directly on the rock surface using a stone chisel and a hammerstone. The sheep and ram have been the subject of petroglyphs for thousands of years. Below are two examples that are several thousands of years old.
If you were a ram, what do you think it might feel like to have 30 pound horns on your head? Why might large horns be important to survival in the wild?
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Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep are the rarest mountain sheep in North America. After the population dropped to around 100 animals in 1995, this unique sub-species was listed as an endangered species. In the spring of 2015, these charismatic animals were released into the heart of Yosemite for the first time in over 100 years.