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    • Ovis canadensis
  • English
    • Bighorn Sheep
    • Mountain Sheep
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    • Mouflon D'Am
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    • Mouflon Pachyc
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    • Borrego Cimarr
    • Carnero Del Canad
    • Carnero Salvaje
    • Borrego cimarrón

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

December 18, 2014 10:25 AM PST

Description

Bighorn Sheep herd, about 25 including Rams and Ewes on a rainy morning high in the sandstone hills of Valley of Fire.

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

heliographyst

Date

November 30, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

En zoológico del Museo del Desierto

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

scottking

Date

June 28, 2014 05:13 PM CDT

Description

Bighorn Sheep
Badlands National Monument
South Dakota

Photos / Sounds

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What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

jay

Date

November 29, 2014 05:08 PM MST

Description

This Desert Bighorn Sheep appeard over the horizon on a remote section of the East Rim trail and charged strait towards me. I ducked behind a tree. Fortunately, he veered off and continued up an almost vertical cliff face as shown below.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

jay

Date

November 28, 2014 03:31 PM MST

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

jay

Date

November 30, 2014 11:35 AM MST

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

trubee-geog101i

Date

November 29, 2014

Description

At my house, there was a mother and her offspring drinking from our pool

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

scovelgeog211

Date

November 28, 2014 01:40 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

November 26, 2014 01:37 PM PST

Description

Ewe and young (lamb-less than one year old) eating grass in Hemenway Park.

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

November 26, 2014 01:12 PM PST

Description

Ewe feeding on park grass. Female Bighorn Sheep.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

November 26, 2014 12:39 PM PST

Description

Ram several years old in good health. 47 sheep including Rams, Ewes and young noted on grass field this afternoon-all at one time.

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

November 25, 2014 06:41 AM PST

Description

Six Bighorn Rams seen on hillside just prior to sun rise.

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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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