Bighorn sheep

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Bighorn sheep

a tall (up to 3 ft), heavy (up to 300 lb body weight) wild sheep that lives in inaccessible mountain country where it exercises its principal achievement of prodigious leaping and climbing. Called also Ovis canadensis. Several regional varieties, e.g. O. c. californiana, Californian bighorn sheep.
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Today, bison, elk, mule and white-tailed deer, prohorn antelepo, big-horn sheep, weasels, mink, badgers, and porcupine roam in the park.
On an evening trip you'll see wild animals such as rattlesnakes, lizards, owls, raven hawks and the rare big-horn sheep.
Race organizers had to plan a route around the nesting sites of rare peregrine falcons, and the lambing grounds of endangered big-horn sheep.