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

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Recent observations

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

nvarvel

Date

July 14, 2005

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

skiman1016

Date

July 9, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

c_michael_hogan

Date

July 4, 2014

Description

These critters were roaming wild about one kilometre downstream of the hot springs inflow point in the upper riparian zone.

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

reptile_rhett

Date

June 27, 2014 12:33 PM PDT

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What

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

jay

Date

June 13, 2014

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Square

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

summermule

Date

April 23, 2014 08:39 AM PDT

Description

Large herd, approx. 40.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

parobbert

Date

March 2, 2012 12:09 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

finatic

Date

May 24, 2014 09:48 AM PDT

Description

San Bernardino County, California, US

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

skiman1016

Date

May 30, 2014

Description

Female sheep with their young

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Square

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

skiman1016

Date

May 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

skiman1016

Date

May 30, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

skiman1016

Date

May 30, 2014
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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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