bighorn sheep

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Synonyms for bighorn sheep

wild sheep of mountainous regions of western North America having massive curled horns

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We talked to wildlife experts to find seven species--elk, elephant seal, big-horn sheep, bison, bald eagle, snow goose, and sandhill crane--that collect in large, accessible wintering groups.
Wildlife: The Park's pristine wilderness offers an abundance of North American wildlife such as: grizzly bear, elk, big-horn sheep, mountain goats, bald eagles, deer, and wolves.
Paths wind through areas designed to simulate desert areas throughout the world, with animals and birds native to those areas caged or penned nearby: Big-horn sheep have their own mountain to roost on, Asian wild cats (very much like domestic tabby cats) hide in the foliage, Arabian oryxes snooze in the shade, desert tortoises ease over rocks and dunes.
Forests of larch, spruce, and fir abound in the canyon, which is one of the best places in the lower 48 states for viewing wildlife: golden eagles circle in the wind currents, and a surviving herd of big-horn sheep graze below cliffs still daubed with paint marking the planned site of High Mountain Sheep Dam.