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Dall Sheep

Traits: Mammal with dense, white fur and sharp hooves specially designed for climbing

Habitat: Separate summer and winter ranges of alpine tundra; cliffs for escape cover; windblown ridges where food is available during winter

Foods: Alpine grasses and sedges; also flowering herbs, willows, mosses

Eaten by: Wolves, wolverines, bears, humans; golden eagles will eat lambs.

Do You Know? These high-country animals are seldom found below timberline in Alaska.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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