Glacier National Park’s Secret
A secret worth spreading!
Okay, I admit that to most of us Montanans, it is no secret that Glacier National Park offers visitors the rare opportunity to view wildlife in their natural habitat virtually anywhere you turn. However, there are millions of Americans who still have no idea that Glacier National Park exists, or what natural treasures can be found there.
Videos and photos like those below are available to any visitor with a camera and they are marvelous reminders of your perfect vacation, but nothing compares to seeing these magnificent creatures up-close and personal.
Glacier’s Wildlife – as impressive as the mountain views
Most people first come to GNP to view the majestic mountains, Alpine meadows and awe inspiring lakes and rivers, but it is the wildlife that often makes the biggest impact on their visit. Seeing bears, mountain goats, the occasional moose and bighorn sheep is always the highlight of the trip. Just last week we had some relatives visit from Texas and Pennsylvania and we headed out to Glacier Park the day after they arrived. The video below was captured just east of Logan Pass.
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
About these magnificent creatures
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, also called “Rams”, inhabit Glacier National Park are the largest wild sheep in the USA. Males can weigh over 300 pounds and females are approximately half the size of males. Bighorn sheep have true horns (not antlers), which continue to grow throughout their lifetime. Males are also called rams and their horns curl around their faces and can weigh up to 30 pounds. The ewes (females) have smaller horns that curve slightly to a sharp point within the first four years of life. Their coats are usually gray to dark brown and most have white patches on their rear, snout and on the back of their legs. In the winter they grow thick double-layer coats that are often lighter in color; they shed their heavy coats in the summer.
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