Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) family group at the mouth of Grapevine Canyon, Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument. At least 3 ewes, 1 lamb, and one adult male.
San Bernardino Mountains, Lyttle Creek area (Bonita Falls wash). About 7 of them in the wash forging for food.
Ewe and young lamb.
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...