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Charge Female Bighorn Sheep seen in Jasper National Park. Bighorn sheep,Ovis canadensis Click/tap to enlarge

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Female Bighorn Sheep seen in Jasper National Park.

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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
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Uploaded Jan 18, 2015. Captured Aug 10, 2014 10:32.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T3
  • f/6.3
  • 1/320s
  • ISO100
  • 135mm