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Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Posted on Jun 6, 2007 by in Ungulates | 0 comments

Ovis canadensis

Ovis canadensis

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Leigh also wanted a bighorn sheep! We have the female on top, and then the male. I love how their horns make mounds on their heads. You can see how if the female’s kept growing, her flesh would mound up and she wouldn’t have that elegant divot in the middle of her head anymore. I wonder if the horns hurt when they’re coming in. Also, there is a subspecies of bighorn that’s only in the desert, including west Texas, but I didn’t really research what the differences are.

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