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    • 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

Photos / Sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

mgarvie

Date

August 10, 2014

Description

I saw a herd of female Bighorn sheep come down onto a dirt car park.

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

rdm24

Date

December 30, 2006 02:09 PM PST

Description

The sheep came down to the stream to drink. Although they were very wary of us (there were about a dozen or so people gawking and snapping photos), they didn't seem to fearful or timid.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

gbentall

Date

August 29, 2014 11:12 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

steviekgold

Date

August 31, 2014 01:33 PM PDT

Description

Solo individual perched precariously, seemingly foraging, about 20-25 feet from the canyon bottom

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What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

rdm24

Date

August 14, 2010

Description

Chilling on the canyon walls near the Bridge to Nowhere

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

erniegarcia76

Date

August 24, 2014 07:46 PM MDT

Description

Saw on road exiting Northern Yellowstone.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

gbentall

Date

August 24, 2014 01:26 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

eastm

Date

August 18, 2014

Description

East slope of East Pecos Baldy

Photos / Sounds

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What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

crotalinae

Date

August 8, 2014 10:43 AM PDT

Description

Large group of sheep, two radio collared ewes.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

cathybell

Date

July 22, 2014 08:50 AM MDT

Description

At least four individuals lying in the shade of boulders on the exposed rock above and east of Barker Dam. All were ewes or young individuals.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

cathybell

Date

August 6, 2014 09:03 AM MDT

Description

Four individuals seen. Besides the two ewes and the lamb in the photo, there was a full-curl ram.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

fm5050

Date

June 26, 2014 02:35 PM EDT

Description

Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier NP, June 26, 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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