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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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To better understand the decline in the Elk Mountain bighorn sheep population, our primary objectives were to evaluate survival and cause-specific mortality of all sex and age classes of bighorn sheep as well as estimate population size for the herd.
Releases from Yellowtail Dam to the Bighorn River are currently 11,500 cfs.
In western North America, bighorn sheep occupy suitable habitat in two Canadian provinces, 5 states in Mexico, and 15 of the contiguous United States.
Word of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer's death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn on 25 June 1876, reached most Americans right after the republic marked the one hundredth anniversary of its independence.
State Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Jon Muir said wild bighorn sheep that mingle with their domestic counterparts are exposed to infections and often get pneumonia.
Domestic sheep are] the biggest impediment to bighorn sheep restoration we face," he says.
Historically, bighorn sheep were common in alpine areas from British Columbia to northern Mexico.
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The Bighorn sheep have been experiencing a die off for a long time now, and the U.
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.