Roy's Postcards: 1983/03/24
Frances, Rachel and I went to Gorman and picked up Leonard and Susanna who spent the last 4 days with my parents. As soon as we got home Leonard and I had to go to the Natural History Museum and see the dinosaurs. Leonard was terrified to even get close to the room with the animated triceratops. We had a good time looking at the 20th Century Dinosaurs and some of the animal dioramas such as these Dall Sheep.
WHITE or DALL SHEEP
Scene: Skolai Pass in Wrangell Mountains, southeast Alaska.
Range: Timberline of rocky, precipitous mountains, Alaska & Yukon.
Food: Principally grasses; also sedges, willow and small shrubs.
General Information: Unlike domestic sheep, they have hairy (not wooly) coats. Massive horns of males used principally for fighting other males during breeding season; October and November. Sheep's hoofs are sharp-edged with a soft, concave sole, making them sure-footed mountain climbers. Lambs (usually one) are born in June.
Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
Why did they even have that dangerous triceratops in the public areas of the museum?
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