Bighorn Sheep are strong, powerful, sure-footed animals able to move around mountain terrain on ledges only inches wide. Their horns seem to be carved out of roughhewn stone. They have acute eyesight with wide-set eyes forward on the head, and sensitive hearing and smell which helps them avoid predators. They are social animals. Mature males form separate flocks for most of the year. Females and their young stay in groups led by older ewes. During the rut, late summer to December, rams compete for ewes by charging and butting each other. Their loud clashes echo for miles and can last for up to 24 hours. Theses beautiful, majestic animals are still being threatened by diseases, humans and climate change.