|Pair of Bighorn Sheep, Badlands National Park, South Dakota|
Now, there may have been more sheep nearby that we did not see. These three individuals were quite near to the road, so perhaps the rest of the herd was just over the ridge that rose up behind them. But that day we saw only these two young adults, a male and a female, and the little lamb. The lamb was young enough that the vestige of its umbilical cord was still visible on its belly!
Below are some close-up photos of each of the individual sheep.
|Bighorn Sheep ram|
|Bighorn Sheep ewe|
|Bighorn Sheep lamb|