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Bighorn Sheep

Taxonomy

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum Vertebrata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Cetartiodactyla
    Suborder: Ruminantia
Family: Bovidae
    Subfamily: Caprinae
Scientific Name (Genus species): Ovis canadensis

Size

Length: 5 feet
Height: 2 ½ – 3 ¼ feet (at shoulders)
Weight: Adult Male (Ram) 120 – 220 pounds; Adult Female (Ewe) 100 – 155 pounds

Life Span

Rams 10 – 13 years maximum; Ewes 12 – 20 years maximum



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