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Wyoming bighorn that liked to butt cars dies
LANDER, Wyo. — A bighorn sheep that liked to butt vehicles at a central Wyoming state park has died.
Officials with the Sinks Canyon State Park near Lander say Bam Bam was the last survivor of the bighorn sheep herd in the Sinks Canyon. He is believed to have died of natural causes.
Bam Bam became a local celebrity when he began showing up near the park's main road in 2007 and allowed people to pet him. He earned the name Bam Bam because his liked to butt vehicles.
Fearing for the sheep's and visitors' safety, officials moved Bam Bam to an enclosed state facility near Wheatland in 2009.
Sinks Canyon Superintendent Darrel Trembly says Bam Bam will be mounted by a taxidermist and put on display in the park's visitor center.