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.
Six Bighorn Rams seen on hillside just prior to sun rise.
Might have to squint a bit, but they're in the middle (if I crop anymore it'll just get blurry).
A group of about 15 were on the western slope above the Yakima River.
Only artiodactyl in area.
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...