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2013-12-10 12:27:43

SHERBROOKE, QC, Dec. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Sheep "as large as a horse with horns so big that it was a marvel to see." That's how explorers described bighorn sheep 500 years ago. Today, biologist Marco Festa-Bianchet fears that hunting will erode the legendary majesty of the "lord of the Rockies." A native of the Italian Alps, Marco Festa-Bianchet lived for 13 years in Alberta's Rocky Mountains. He's quite familiar with snowy, rugged landscapes. "Few species are as well adapted...

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Bighorn National Forest
2013-11-22 11:35:44

The Bighorn National Forest can be found in northern Wyoming, United States and consists of over 1.1 million acres. It was created as a US Forest Reserve in 1897 and is one of the oldest government protected forest lands in the United States. The forest is well east of the continental divide and stretches from the Montana border for a distance of 80 miles along the spine of the Big Horn Mountains, an outlying mountain range separated from the rest of the Rocky Mountains by Bighorn Basin. The...

Bighorn Sheep, Ovis Canadensis
2012-05-10 12:18:52

The bighorn sheep (Ovis Canadensis) can be found in North America. There are three currently accepted subspecies of this sheep. The range of the bighorn sheep depends on these subspecies. The Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep dwell in the cool mountainous areas of the United States and Canada, while the Desert bighorn sheep are native to the hotter desert areas of the southwestern United States. Bighorn sheep prefer habitats located in rocky, grassy slopes, and alpine meadows....

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