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 Animal: Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis). Known for their agility and balance, the sheep are found only in the Rockies, usually above timberline in rugged mountainous areas. The male sheep can weigh up to 300 pounds, while the female is slightly smaller. The Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep was designated the state animal on May 1, 1961, by an act of the General Assembly.

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