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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Wildlife: The Park's pristine wilderness offers an abundance of North American wildlife such as: grizzly bear, elk, big-horn sheep, mountain goats, bald eagles, deer, and wolves.
Paths wind through areas designed to simulate desert areas throughout the world, with animals and birds native to those areas caged or penned nearby: Big-horn sheep have their own mountain to roost on, Asian wild cats (very much like domestic tabby cats) hide in the foliage, Arabian oryxes snooze in the shade, desert tortoises ease over rocks and dunes.