The Bighorn Sheep is remarkable for its ability to survive in conditions as diverse as the snow-capped alplands of the Canadian Rockies and the hot deserts of Death Valley and northern
Mexico. Despite its scientific name, Ovis canadensis, the Bighorn Sheep is more widely distributed in the United States
than in Canada. Recognizable by the massive curled horns of the adult rams and readily observed on many mountain
rangelands, big horns have long been a favourite subject of photographers and naturalists.
Blood, Donald A.. 2000. Bighorn Sheep in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Mammals in BC Brochure