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Mountain sheep.
—In-game description

The Bighorn Sheep, not to be confused with the sheep, is a huntable animal in Age of Empires III. It is a rare animal, appearing only in the Rockies map, and only upon the plateau of this map, not in the valley. They take two shots, for Settlers without the Blunderbuss technology, to take down, and grant 400 food each.


Scientific Name: Ovis canadensis
Approx. Size: 200 lb. (female); 300 lb. (male)
Diet: Grasses, shrubs

Both the males and females of this stocky mountain-dwelling sheep have horns, but the male has an impressive set of curling horns that sweep back from just above their ears. These horns, which can weigh as much as 40 lb. are part of the spectacular rutting jousts performed by the males. The thunder of two sheep crashing their horns together can be heard over a mile away.

The bighorn sheep's predators include coyotes and cougars. Their lambs are hunted by golden eagles. Human hunters prize bighorn sheep for their horns.