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  • Scientific Names
    • Ovis canadensis
  • English
    • Bighorn Sheep
    • Mountain Sheep
  • French
    • Mouflon D'Am
    • Mouflon Du Canada
    • Mouflon Pachyc
    • mouflon d'Amérique
  • Spanish
    • Borrego Cimarr
    • Carnero Del Canad
    • Carnero Salvaje
    • Borrego cimarrón
  • Wa∙šiw (Washoe)
    • Ɂó∙gal

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Recent observations

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What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

rick_williams

Date

June 29, 2016 09:24 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

jfbain

Date

June 26, 2016 12:07 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

forester93

Date

June 25, 2016 12:04 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

lisa_kingston

Date

June 25, 2016 11:57 AM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

smrusso23

Date

June 25, 2016 07:02 AM MDT

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Square

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

brittany21

Date

June 24, 2016

Description

At mile marker 23.5

Photos / Sounds

What

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. canadensis

Observer

darkranger

Date

June 21, 2016

Description

While on a hot long hike to and up part of Split Mountain, I spotted a herd of two ewes and five juveniles. Just east of Split Mt CG on the east side of the Green River among the Park City Formation. They were molting. The heat and exertion of climbing ridges had them panting. One got as close as 50 feet. The overall encounter lasted 1/2 hour. ID confirmed by park biologist (not desert bighorns).

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. nelsoni

Observer

emrsan07

Date

May 22, 2016 10:27 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Date

October 19, 2008 01:46 PM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

paulefields

Date

June 19, 2016 07:30 AM MDT

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Square

What

Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis ssp. sierrae

Observer

gary13

Date

June 19, 2016 01:37 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Bighorn Sheep Ovis canadensis

Observer

carrieseltzer

Date

June 10, 2016 06:33 AM ADT

Description

I saw these shortly after they'd crossed the road very near the campground. Even though the area was relatively flat, I couldn't believe how quickly I lost sight of them. I hurried back to the campground to tell my family, but I couldn't see where they'd gone. This was my last observation from our 10-day RV adventure out west. Not a bad way to end!

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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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