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bighorn sheep

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
bighorn sheepbig‧horn sheep /ˌbɪɡhɔːn ˈʃiːp $ -hɔːrn-/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBAa wild sheep with long curved horns that lives in the mountains of western North America
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bighorn sheepThe area is also home to 80 bighorn sheep.Equally threatening are the dozens of federally subsidized cattle ranches that have depleted underground water sources used by antelope and bighorn sheep.Desert bighorn sheep are found mainly in rugged country.Four Peaks is home to black bear, deer, javelina, bighorn sheep, mountain lions and other animals.Below right A male bighorn sheep with a particularly fine set of horns.A male bighorn sheep curls back his upper lip in an attempt to determine the reproductive state of a female close by.The bighorn sheep, very good to eat, was a logical source of provender in the hill country.
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