Horny Rams

Transcaspian Urial

Transcaspian Urial

In a herd of Transcaspian urials, the male with the most massive, curling horns is usually the leader. This fella was certainly the biggest of the bunch at the zoo. When fighting, two urial rams shove one another and rear up on their hind legs, lunge forward and crash their horns together. At the zoo, there was only this one ram, all the other urials were female. I guess that is why he is smiling. With no head butting to be done, he doesn’t have to worry about himself getting any headaches, just any headaches that the females might feign.

This is not a very good segue, but today is Jane’s birthday. Don’t read into this post too much. Happy Birthday, Jane!

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