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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

Photos / Sounds

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

bryanto

Date

June 16, 2010 06:39 PM MDT

Description

This nice 3/4 curl ram was grazing on the side of the road in Lamar Valley in very uncharacteristic Bighorn habitat,open forest and sagebrush in gentle hill terrain. No cliffs or steep slopes in sight,although a canyon wasn't to far off. This ram is the biggest I have ever seen,but I have only seen rams 3 or 4 times,and this is the first ram I have ever seen in Yellowstone,although I have seen ewes and lambs before.

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

bryanto

Date

April 21, 2014 05:03 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

martin-hall

Date

June 20, 2006 08:09 AM COT

Description

Ewe and 3 lambs hanging around inside the Badlands National Park near Wall SD

Photos / Sounds

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

brewbooks

Date

June 23, 2016 11:13 AM PDT

Description

Ovis canadensis canadensis
Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep
Near Summit lake
3900 meters (12800 feet)
Mount Evans road, Colorado
sw16 262

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

cmiller0

Date

July 9, 2016 03:15 PM MDT

Description

Spotted a band of 5 rams just downhill from Trail Ridge Road near Rock Cut. Unfortunately too far away to get a photo of any value.

Photos / Sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

ramonae

Date

April 23, 2014 04:06 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

rodolfo7

Date

July 16, 2016 10:16 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Joven Borrego Cimarrón

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

cwbarrows

Date

May 28, 2016

Description

At least 2. One was a young male and was interacting with a barrel cactus, either feeding on or butting the crown.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

sergiomarines

Date

January 3, 2016 03:16 AM CST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

cwbarrows

Date

July 14, 2016

Description

At least 2 adults about 50-100 feet south of the road.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

hayleysingleton

Date

July 12, 2016 01:42 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

kittykat

Date

August 14, 2015 12:29 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

west side of the lake

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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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