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    • Ovis canadensis
  • English
    • Bighorn Sheep
    • Mountain Sheep
  • French
    • Mouflon D'Am
    • Mouflon Du Canada
    • Mouflon Pachyc
  • Spanish
    • Borrego Cimarr
    • Carnero Del Canad
    • Carnero Salvaje
    • Borrego cimarrón

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Recent observations

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

November 26, 2014 01:37 PM PST

Description

Ewe and young (lamb-less than one year old) eating grass in Hemenway Park.

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

November 26, 2014 01:12 PM PST

Description

Ewe feeding on park grass. Female Bighorn Sheep.

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

November 26, 2014 12:39 PM PST

Description

Ram several years old in good health. 47 sheep including Rams, Ewes and young noted on grass field this afternoon-all at one time.

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

lonnyholmes

Date

November 25, 2014 06:41 AM PST

Description

Six Bighorn Rams seen on hillside just prior to sun rise.

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

maryejohnson

Date

November 22, 2014

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

danjleavitt

Date

November 22, 2014 09:32 AM PST

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

pkleeman

Date

November 14, 2014 12:45 PM PST

Description

Might have to squint a bit, but they're in the middle (if I crop anymore it'll just get blurry).

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What

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. cremnobates

Observer

asemerdj

Date

November 3, 2014 12:40 PM PST

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Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

jimjohnson

Date

October 24, 2014

Description

A group of about 15 were on the western slope above the Yakima River.

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What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

chris_hass

Date

October 18, 2014 08:06 AM PDT

Description

Only artiodactyl in area.

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What

Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

anewman

Date

May 25, 2013

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What

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. cremnobates

Observer

corychia

Date

October 2, 2014

Description

saw two together

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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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