East slope of East Pecos Baldy
Large group of sheep, two radio collared ewes.
At least four individuals lying in the shade of boulders on the exposed rock above and east of Barker Dam. All were ewes or young individuals.
Four individuals seen. Besides the two ewes and the lamb in the photo, there was a full-curl ram.
Grinnell Glacier Trail, Glacier NP, June 26, 2014
These critters were roaming wild about one kilometre downstream of the hot springs inflow point in the upper riparian zone.
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...