In almost every species of animal — from the sky to land to sea — competition is fierce. Traditionally, males fight each other for status, mates, and territory.
One of the most iconic head-to-heads is the actual headbutting competition seen between two rams.
From seemingly docile livestock to wild bighorns, male sheep develop horns that are both visually impressive and useful. Like many bizarre habits in the animal kingdom, scientists look into why rams headbutt and if there’s a good reason for why they do it.