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The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep native to North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lb (14 kg), while ...

Biology of Bighorn Sheep and Other North American Wild Sheep ...


Scientific classification, descriptions and biology of North American wild sheep and mountain goats at the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center. Located ...

Basic Facts About Bighorn Sheep - Defenders of Wildlife


Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) are one of two species of mountain sheep in North America. They range in color from light brown to grayish or dark brown, and  ...

Bighorn Sheep - Rocky Mountain National Park (U.S. National Park ...


Physical Description. Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) are the largest wild sheep in North America. Muscular males can weigh over 300 ...

Desert Bighorn Sheep Facts


Desert bighorn ewes grow longer and larger horns than Sierra Nevada or Rocky Mountain females. Bighorn coat color varies among bighorn sheep. The coat is ...

ADW: Ovis canadensis: INFORMATION


Bighorn sheep are perhaps best known for the head-to-head combat between males. Horn size is a symbol of rank, and the mass of the horns (as much as 14 ...

Big Horn Sheep - Ovis canadensis - NatureWorks


The bighorn sheep has tan or brown fur. It has a white belly, rump and muzzle. It is best known for its large horns. The rams or males have large, thick curving ...

Bighorn sheep videos, photos and facts - Ovis canadensis | ARKive


The bighorn sheep is named for its massive, spiral horns, which in the male can reach lengths of over a metre and weigh up to 14 kilograms, equalling the ...

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society - Home


The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society is dedicated to the support of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep and its habitat, as well as promoting and enhancing ...

Desert Bighorn Sheep - Arizona Game & Fish Department


Sheep. At their peak, North American bighorn sheep numbers were estimated at 2 million. Desert populations have since fallen to about 20,000 and Rocky ...

Bighorn Sheep
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla Family: Bovidae Genus: Ovis
Species: Ovis canadensis
The Bighorn Sheep inhabits areas around rocky cliffs rarely disturbed by humans. It perhaps has adapted to this rather inhospitable habitat because there is a lack of competition as well as protection from predators. A good swimmer... More »
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Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep - National Geographic


Learn all you wanted to know about Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep with pictures, videos, photos, facts, and news from National Geographic.

Bighorn Sheep - Bighorn - DesertUSA


Bighorn sheep can move over level ground at 30 miles per hour and scramble up mountain slopes at 15 m.p.h..

Bighorn Sheep - National Wildlife Federation


Learn about the biology, range, and behavior of bighorn sheep, a remarkable and unique species that went to the brink of extinction and back.