This nice 3/4 curl ram was grazing on the side of the road in Lamar Valley in very uncharacteristic Bighorn habitat,open forest and sagebrush in gentle hill terrain. No cliffs or steep slopes in sight,although a canyon wasn't to far off. This ram is the biggest I have ever seen,but I have only seen rams 3 or 4 times,and this is the first ram I have ever seen in Yellowstone,although I have seen ewes and lambs before.
Ewe and 3 lambs hanging around inside the Badlands National Park near Wall SD
Ovis canadensis canadensis
Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep
Near Summit lake
3900 meters (12800 feet)
Mount Evans road, Colorado
Spotted a band of 5 rams just downhill from Trail Ridge Road near Rock Cut. Unfortunately too far away to get a photo of any value.
Joven Borrego Cimarrón
At least 2. One was a young male and was interacting with a barrel cactus, either feeding on or butting the crown.
At least 2 adults about 50-100 feet south of the road.
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...