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  • Scientific Names
    • Ovis canadensis
  • English
    • Bighorn Sheep
    • Mountain Sheep
  • French
    • Mouflon D'Am
    • Mouflon Du Canada
    • Mouflon Pachyc
    • mouflon d'Amérique
  • Spanish
    • Borrego Cimarr
    • Carnero Del Canad
    • Carnero Salvaje
    • Borrego cimarrón
  • Wa∙šiw (Washoe)
    • Ɂó∙gal

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Recent observations

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

ericaleicht

Date

May 20, 2016

Description

Bighorn sheep were introduced into Badlands National Park to replace the sheep species (now extinct) that used to roam the area. I'm pretty sure they used sheep from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado during the introduction; I'm not positive so I don't know what subspecies of sheep these are.

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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

hojo007

Date

May 26, 2016 06:17 PM MDT

Description

Knew it was around. Hadn't seen it until now.

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

ksherlock

Date

May 25, 2016

Description

Bighorn Sheep being chased by a Coyote

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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kdg

Date

August 21, 2013

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

vireolanius

Date

May 6, 2016 07:01 PM PDT

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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starr

Date

June 10, 2015 01:18 PM CDT

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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tulalola

Date

May 22, 2016 09:19 PM CDT

Description

6 babies

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

tulalola

Date

May 21, 2016 09:33 PM MDT

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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janabaumann

Date

April 27, 2016 10:22 AM PDT

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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kaisa2

Date

May 18, 2016 01:15 PM MDT

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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jaylenquintana

Date

May 19, 2016 08:12 PM MDT

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Date

July 9, 2010 08:58 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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