Category: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis)

Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Bighorn Sheep have big horns indeed. They are bigger compared to Dall’s and Snow Sheep. But the Bighorn does not hold the record for the longest horns.

Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis sierrae)

Sierra Nevada Bighorns have a small population size and are said to be „one of the rarest mammalian taxa in North America“.

Desert Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni)

Desert Bighorn Sheep are distributed in the United States and Mexico. Rams often give the impression of having disproportionately large horns. 

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis canadensis)

Find below a series of Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep photos showing physical features and behavioural patterns.