Bighorn Sheep herd, about 25 including Rams and Ewes on a rainy morning high in the sandstone hills of Valley of Fire.
En zoológico del Museo del Desierto
Badlands National Monument
This Desert Bighorn Sheep appeard over the horizon on a remote section of the East Rim trail and charged strait towards me. I ducked behind a tree. Fortunately, he veered off and continued up an almost vertical cliff face as shown below.
At my house, there was a mother and her offspring drinking from our pool
Ewe and young (lamb-less than one year old) eating grass in Hemenway Park.
Ewe feeding on park grass. Female Bighorn Sheep.
Ram several years old in good health. 47 sheep including Rams, Ewes and young noted on grass field this afternoon-all at one time.
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...