The names have been whittled down to Nimbus, Lightning, & Cyclone. We will announce the winner on Friday, May 8th during the 1:30 pm Como Live segment on Facebook.
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A snowy white male baby Dall’s sheep was welcomed into the world Saturday, April 25, and is now prancing about in his home at Como Zoo. He is scampering around the exhibit he shares with his mother “Storm”, father “Sylvester”, two-year-old sister, “Sunny” and almost 3 year old sister “Drizzle”.
The public can get its first live look at the lamb and learn how they can participate in naming him by tuning into Como Park Zoo & Conservatory’s Facebook page on Friday, May 1st at 1:30pm (Central Time). The naming and peek at the lamb are part of Como’s weekday “Como Live” series which gives the public challenging, fun, virtual learning opportunities. Every Monday – Friday at 1:30pm Como’s Facebook page features special live zookeeper talks, gardener talks, and behind-the-scenes talks and tours.
Dall’s sheep are most notable for the males’ (known as rams) massive curled horns. Females (known as ewes) also carry horns, but theirs are shorter and more slender, and only slightly curved. Until rams reach the age of 3 years, they tend to resemble the ewes quite a bit. After that, continued horn growth makes the males easily recognizable. Horns grow steadily during spring, summer, and early fall. In late fall or winter, horn growth slows and eventually ceases. This start-and-stop growth results in a pattern of rings called annuli which are spaced along the length of the horn, and can help determine age. The typical gestation period for a Dall’s sheep is 175 days and yields one baby.
Learn how you can sponsor the baby HERE!
Como Live is funded by the Legacy Amendment.