Desert big Horn Sheep, ewe at sun rise.
About ten individuals, yews, young rams, and a few lambs
Yellowstone National Park
Seen in large herd, licking sides of cars. Can anyone explain that for me?
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...