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  • Spanish
    • Borrego cimarrón
    • Borrego Cimarr
    • Carnero Del Canad
    • Carnero Salvaje
  • Scientific Names
    • Ovis canadensis
  • English
    • Bighorn Sheep
    • Mountain Sheep
  • French
    • Mouflon D'Am
    • Mouflon Du Canada
    • Mouflon Pachyc

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

bikash

Date

April 19, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

mrbufo

Date

April 19, 2014 01:12 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

badlandsinterns

Date

April 5, 2014 11:44 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Loop road, four females

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

badlandsinterns

Date

April 4, 2014 10:59 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Five on the notch trail

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Date

July 18, 2013

Description

alive, drinking water

Photos / Sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

richiesubintr

Date

March 9, 2014

Description

Got too see these two casually grazing about while hiking to Bridge to Nowhere

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

July 25, 2012

Photos / Sounds

What

bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

gluesenkamp

Date

March 10, 2014 12:05 PM PDT

Description

scat on ground next to anthill. 1 day old?

Photos / Sounds

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What

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

kdwoj

Date

December 7, 2013

Description

Along Old Fall River Road

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

vilnoori

Date

December 24, 2013

Description

captive ewe

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

marvelliott

Date

July 21, 2010

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. mexicana

Observer

finatic

Date

February 17, 2014 09:15 AM PST

Description

San Diego County, California, US

Look closely and you'll see two lambs with the ewes!

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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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