Boys Like Girls ll - Bighorn Sheep - Stagleap Provincial Park, BC
A bighorn ram sniffs an ewe while she feeds. Even though this is the post-rut season and the sheep are done breeding, the males can be pushy. This must be a universal behavior seen across many species...Captured in Stagleap Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.
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