The sheep thug is a muscular, almost unnaturally-large ram with thick, curly wool. He wears a blue biker-like outfit, and has two spiraling horns that protrude from his head.
Role in the Film
The Sheep thug first appears at the climax of the film. Just as Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde are about to exit the Natural History Museum to show evidence to the ZPD that predators are being turned savage through a psychotropic drug concocted by Doug Ramses, Bellwether and two sheep cops arrive.
She politely asks for the evidence (a case containing a gun used to shoot predators with paintball-like pellets filled with Doug's drug), presenting herself as being proud of Judy's success, but the latter, suspicious as to how Bellwether knew of their whereabouts, refuses and tries to leave, only to find the large Sheep thug blocking their way, loudly cracking his neck while staring menacingly at them in an attack position. Realizing that Bellwether is the true mastermind behind the plot, Judy and Nick flee into another room and Bellwether orders the sheep to stop them.
After a brief chase and game of cat and mouse, the Sheep thug catches up to the pair and headbutts them into a pit-like exhibit, knocking the gun case out of their hands and allowing Bellwether to take it.
The Sheep thug watches without emotion as Bellwether shoots Nick with the gun so he will go savage and kill Judy, but is dumbfounded when it is revealed that Nick disarmed the weapon and Judy recorded Bellwether's confession. The ZPD then arrive and the still dumbfounded Sheep Thug fearfully raises his hands in surrender as he is arrested along with Bellwether.