L.A. Zoo Announces Birth of BigHorn Sheep

On Monday, April 26, 2010, a female desert bighorn sheep was born at the Los Angeles Zoo.  The healthy newborn lamb is on exhibit with her parents in the North American area of the Zoo. As male desert bighorn sheep mature, they develop massive spiraled horns that may add up to one third of their total body weight.  Females have much smaller horns.  However, both sexes have excellent vision and hearing as well as an innate ability for climbing rugged terrain.




Photo Credits: Tad Motoyama / Los Angeles Zoo

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March out with Two Little Lambs

ZooBorns usually eschews domestic breeds but the recent announcement of twin Jacob's four-horned lambs at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Queens Zoo seemed appropriate for spring. Jacob's sheep may be descendants of Norse breeds brought to England by the Vikings during raids over 1,000 years ago.

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Photo credits: Julie Larsen Maher / WCS's Queens Zoo

Watching the video below, ZooBorns co-founders can't help but think it vindicates their moderately crazy 10th grade English teacher and his analysis of Blake's poem The Lamb, "It's exciting to pet the lamb and see him spring about and all that." - Mr. B, 1996

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