Bighorn

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  • noun

Synonyms for Bighorn

a river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana

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

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Sierra Nevada bighorns were always the most vulnerable because they are the most geographically isolated subspecies with the smallest population.
In this study, bighorn sheep showed a slight increase in horn size.
The bighorn sheep is the mammalian symbol of Colorado.
Considering the dramatic and severe character of epizootic bighorn sheep pneumonia, the etiology is surprisingly unclear.
The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is one of the most intensively managed ungulates in North America.
His size was originally what drew the attention of Bighorns scouts but his defensive ability quickly took center stage.
In 1878, the California legislature prohibited hunting bighorns.
In a report filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Isuzu Motors said the recall will concern the Bighorn, the MU, the Wizard and the Horizon.
CEMEX is breeding bighorns in captivity with the aim of reintroducing them to the wild in the Maderas del Carmen Protected Area and, later, elsewhere in northern Mexico.
Then, about 50 feet (15 meters) away, an adult female desert bighorn sheep, a yearling, and a lamb came into view.
Desert bighorns hadn't roamed this rugged range in 100 years.
Buz and Les Hodges, landowners who generously share their fields with the bighorns, donated the land for the viewing area.
But when humans settled the valley in the early 20th century--building roads and homes, erecting fences and telephone wires, introducing domestic sheep and a plague of diseases--the Teton bighorns retreated to the rocky ledges and barren, wind- scoured ridgelines of their native mountains.
This refuge was established in 1939 to help in the recovery of desert bighorn sheep, and the program worked as 800-1,000 bighorns occupied the area for many years.