Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis) from Royal Gorge Train near Canon City Fremont County CO June 2012 Jeff Skrentny IMG_2732
West of the Coachella Canal between PGA West and Silver Rock. 20 Sheep observed - 5 rams, 7 ewes, 1 yearling (f), 7 lambs (1 male)
Seen on the Grinnell Glacier trail.
Bighorns are seen along the rocks and ridges on the northern part of the park.
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...