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Bighorn Sheep

Ovis canadensis

2 Species ID Suggestions

Dall Sheep (Fanin's or Stone Sheep)
Ovis dalli Dall Sheep
peter 12 years ago
Bighorn Sheep
Ovis canadensis Bighorn Sheep

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lori.tas 12 years ago

I agree with Gordon, these photos remind me of the Dall sheep I saw in the Yukon, licking minerals along the edges of the road just like these are doing.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 12 years ago

This looks like either one of two subspecies of Dall Sheep: Stone Sheep and the rarer Fanin's Sheep. The photo was taken in central Yukon Territory, which is pretty far north for bighorns, but is within the range of Dall Sheep.

peter 12 years ago

You can tell from the size of his horns, that this is the ram.

Yukon, Canada

Spotted on Jun 1, 2008
Submitted on Feb 28, 2011

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