Desert Bighorn Sheep
Ovis canadensis nelson
Bovidae, the cow and goat family
The population in the Peninsular Mountain Ranges of southern California is federally endangered.
North America and Baja California, Mexico
Rugged, rocky slopes; elevations of 1,000 -3,000 feet above sea level.
Bighorn sheep are specially designed for the unforgiving rocky mountain terrain they call home, from cloven hooves and use of vegetation for hydration to large domineering horns.