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    • Ovis canadensis
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    • Bighorn Sheep
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    • Mouflon D'Am
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    • Borrego Cimarr
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Recent observations

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Desert bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

npollock66

Date

May 17, 2009

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Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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russellm08

Date

February 12, 2015 08:18 AM CST

Description

Three female bighorn at Elephant Mountain WMA

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

wisel

Date

October 26, 2008

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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chiriria

Date

June 17, 2011

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(Somewhere...)

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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abr

Date

September 3, 2010 01:08 PM PDT

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Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

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russellm08

Date

January 28, 2015

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Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. cremnobates

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gonzalezii

Date

March 3, 2006 04:57 PM CST

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

January 22, 2015 10:22 AM PST

Description

Ram, located with another Ram high up in a box canyon in Red Rock, at about the 4300 foot level. Also found a site where 5 spent the night about 150 yards away and slightly lower.

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

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mrfish33

Date

July 20, 2006

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

finatic

Date

January 9, 2015 03:09 PM PST

Description

Clark County, Nevada, US

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Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

finatic

Date

January 9, 2015 03:25 PM PST

Description

Clark County, Nevada, US

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Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

dpom

Date

January 5, 2015 08:58 AM MST
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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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