Wyo. sheep known for butting vehicles at park dies

Bam Bam, the bighorn sheep who became internationally infamous for butting cars at a Wyoming park, died on Thursday.

LANDER, Wyo. A bighorn sheep named Bam Bam because of his habit of butting vehicles at a Wyoming park has died, likely of natural causes.

He was the last survivor of the bighorn sheep herd in Sinks Canyon State Park near Lander.

Video: Bam Bam the bighorn sheep attacks Toyota 4Runner

Bam Bam became a local celebrity of sorts when he began showing up near the park's main road in 2007 and allowing people to pet him. He earned the name Bam Bam because he liked to butt vehicles.

Fearing for the sheep's and visitors' safety, park managers 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.

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