Desert Bighorn Sheep
Desert Bighorn Sheep are smaller and lighter in color than the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. These majestic mammals were chosen as the state mammal of Nevada and are an exciting sight to see across the Nevada landscape. They are easily recognized by their horns that both rams and ewes have. These mammals are highly adapted to the mountainous desert habitat. They can go for extended periods without water, and have highly specialized hooves that help them grip the rocky terrain.