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  • French
    • mouflon d'Amérique
    • Mouflon D'Am
    • Mouflon Du Canada
    • Mouflon Pachyc
  • Scientific Names
    • Ovis canadensis
  • English
    • Bighorn Sheep
    • Mountain Sheep
  • Spanish
    • Borrego Cimarr
    • Carnero Del Canad
    • Carnero Salvaje
    • Borrego cimarrón

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Recent observations

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Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

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nicetim

Date

June 26, 2015

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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snevison

Date

November 20, 2013 11:22 AM MST

Description

2 female

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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crusty

Date

June 10, 2015

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Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

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caseyzill

Date

June 15, 2015 02:58 PM EDT

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

rjadams55

Date

July 19, 2011

Description

Male Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) on the canyon side at Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego State Park. Also known as the Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, these animals are part of a highly endangered population found only in a small region of southern California and northern Baja California, Mexico..

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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nelruzam

Date

June 6, 2015

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Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. cremnobates

Observer

jonr

Date

April 19, 2014 01:56 PM PDT

Description

A small group of two adult rams and one younger male appeared to be separated from a larger group upslope, due to a hiking trail with hikers taking photos. They stood on one side of the trail for a while, then took off in a sudden burst across the trail and continued up the mountain to join the rest of their group.

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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melvia

Date

May 15, 2015

Place

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Description

The sheep were close to the highway between Banff and Jasper, Alberta, Canada.

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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damontighe

Date

June 20, 2007 11:14 PM PDT

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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lonnyholmes

Date

June 12, 2015 10:55 AM PDT

Description

10 of 12 in herd that was observed high up on red sandstone cliffs.

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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lonnyholmes

Date

June 12, 2015 10:52 AM PDT

Description

Herd of 12 females to include 3 lambs observed.

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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rcbrown

Date

May 28, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lb (14 kg), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 lb (140 kg). Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae. Sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia: the population in North America peaked in the millions, and...

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