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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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

wonderbabe

Date

March 23, 2013

Description

Bighorn sheep at Zion National Park in Utah

Photos / Sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

anneclewis

Date

May 16, 2015 12:29 PM CDT

Description

Bighorn sheep just inside of Badlands National Park by the Pinnacles entrance

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What

desert bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

bintie

Date

July 16, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. cremnobates

Observer

finatic

Date

May 17, 2015 05:03 PM PDT

Description

Imperial County, California, US

Driving up the climb out of the desert and we found 6 Peninsular Bighorn Sheep on the rocky cliffs right next to the freeway, including a young one. The last photo actually shows a passing car in the lower portion of the photo.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

adriana_pictures

Date

May 16, 2015 11:54 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

There were a lot of them on the trails. This is down a path near Sulfur Mountain. Very friendly and liked following us , they even tried having picnic with us

Photos / Sounds

What

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. cremnobates

Observer

jaykeller

Date

May 17, 2015 08:02 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

May 14, 2011

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

May 12, 2011

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

rkharwood

Date

April 29, 2015

Description

A group of young sheep with an adult female were seen on a rocky outcrop near the south entrance to Zion National Park. Clear, cool , 66F, cloudy skies.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

May 31, 2011

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

May 8, 2011

Photos / Sounds

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What

desert bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

lanorza11

Date

the past
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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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