Bighorn sheep(redirected from Ovis canadensis)
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Related to Ovis canadensis: bighorn sheep, Oreamnos americanus, Ovis canadensis cremnobates, Ovis canadensis auduboni, Ovis canadensis nelsoni
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.