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Bighorn Ram - Stagleap Provincial Park, BC The patriarch of the herd shuffles his way down a snowy bank towards some exposed grass. Captured in Stagleap Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. Bighorn sheep,British Columbia,Canada,Geotagged,Mammals,Ovis canadensis,Stagleap Provincial Park,snow,winter Click/tap to enlarge

Bighorn Ram - Stagleap Provincial Park, BC

The patriarch of the herd shuffles his way down a snowy bank towards some exposed grass. Captured in Stagleap Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.

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The bighorn sheep is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lb , while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 lb . Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of ''Ovis canadensis'', one of which is endangered: ''O. c. sierrae''. Sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering land bridge from Siberia: the population in North America peaked in the millions, and the bighorn sheep entered into the mythology of.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
Species identified by travismorhardt
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Uploaded Jan 11, 2015. Captured Jan 10, 2015 13:18 in 9121A Crowsnest Highway, New Denver, BC V0G 1S1, Canada.
  • NIKON D3300
  • f/5.6
  • 10/5000s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm