BIGHORN SHEEP ROCKY MOUNTAIN
Ovis canadensis canadensis
Distribution: Canada: Alberta, British Columbia. USA: Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Nebraska.
Description: Shoulder height 40-44 inches (102-112 cm). Weight 200-250 pounds (90-115 kg). The largest sheep in North America and one of the largest in the world. A heavy-bodied animal with massive horns and a full, coarse, grayish-brown coat. The muzzle, backs of the front legs and insides of hind legs are white. The rump patch is large and white, surrounding the fark tail. The horns are very thick at the base and tend to carry the thickness throughout their length. Typically, the horns curl close to the head and are broomed off at the eyes.
CITES: Appendix II. Only an export permit is required. These species do not require an import permit (only in some countries that have adopted more strict rules).