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Adapted for the desert, these muscular ruminants are found in the desert mountains of Baja. Due to their sharp eyesight and mountain climbing ability they often see you before you see them. Rams gain control by charging head on to each other at distances of 20 feet and smashing their well-developed horns against the other's until one gives up. This has been observed to occur for longer than 24 hours. They can live up to 15 years. In the wild horn size is a status symbol.
The burro is a small donkey. The largest burro populations in the World are in Latin America. Mexico alone has an estimated 3 million burros. Pack animals by nature you can usually find the burros at the hot springs grazing near the entrance way. Be sure to wave hello on your way in.
Heard more than seen, the coyote is known for its singing howl in the desert. They usually travel in pairs and can occasionally be seen in the desert during the day. The average coyote can run up to 69 kmh (43 mph) and grow up to 20 kg (45 lbs). The coyote in Baja California can live up to 10 years. The desert coyote is brighter in color than its northern neighbor. In Baja the coyote is thought to have magical powers.