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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History, present, and future status of the desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico and northwestern Texas.
Potential predators on bighorn sheep at Elk Mountain included mountain lions (Puma concolor), bobcats (Lynx rufus; Parr et al.
Contrary to information provided by Shackleton (1985) and McCardle (2012), observations of leucistic, melanistic, or piebald bighorn sheep have, for many years, been reported from throughout the range of the species (Table 1).
About 1,000 bighorn sheep occupied this mountain range before European settlement.
And so, the question: Was it difficult to think like a bighorn sheep this time around?
We selected this area because it had numerous desert agaves (Agave deserti), was used by bighorn sheep, and was easily accessible.
On 25 August 2013, we observed the feeding behavior of a group of 11 adult female Bighorn Sheep at the Vaseux-Bighorn National Wildlife Area (49.
Considering the dramatic and severe character of epizootic bighorn sheep pneumonia, the etiology is surprisingly unclear.
TT: What are the next steps for the bighorn sheep after their release in Big Bend Ranch State Park just recently?
Key words: Bibersteinia trehalosi, Glacier National Park, metapopulation, Ovis canadensis canadensis, Pasteurella trehalosi, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
Since 1969, several teams of researchers have been studying this population of bighorn sheep in Alberta, Canada.
The objective of this study was to identify the most suitable sites for the restoration of desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) in Coahuila, Mexico.