Bighorn Sheep

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderAriodactyla
FamilyBovidae
SubfamilyCaprinae
GenusOvis
Binomial nameOvis canadensis

Range Map

Description

The bighorn sheep is a species of sheep found in western North America. Their colors are light, grayish, or dark brown.

Bighorn sheep measure from 90 to 105 cm and weigh from 70 to 140 kg. This animal eats grasses, sedges, willow, and sage.

They live in mountainous regions with small ledges. Their lifespan is 9 to 14 years.

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