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Bighorn Sheep Inhabited Tiburon Island Centuries Ago, But Went Extinct
2014-03-20 10:01:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 1975, 16 female and 4 male bighorn sheep were deliberately introduced to Tiburón Island, a large and mostly uninhabited island in the Gulf of California. However, these sheep are not necessarily an invasive species as a new report in the journal PLOS ONE has found that these animals actually lived on the island before and went extinct between the 6th and 9th centuries. Bighorn sheep were reintroduced to the island as part of a...

2013-07-26 23:23:03

As the Winter chill takes full effect, Ecowool has a new range of knitwear that will keep even those that live in the coldest parts of the planet warm. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Ecowool have an amazing range of the finest quality wool clothing and knitwear and now, they are updating their knitwear range, consisting of latest designs in contemporary and classic styles together with a wide range of new lightweight styles in possum and merino mix. They have an exclusive new knitwear range for...

2013-05-19 23:00:26

New Zealand was fortunate to have a long, hot, dry Summer but all good things must come to an end and, as a May cold snap settles in, Ecowool are geared up to help keep Kiwis keep warm this Winter. (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Winter has been a long time coming with the extended 2013 New Zealand Summer season, but the cold snap being experienced at the start of May sees the temperatures dipping, the fireplaces ignited and Kiwis country wide dressing up in warm Winter woolens. One of the most...

2006-11-28 06:00:39

By DeCesare, Nicholas J; Pletscher, Daniel H Species that exist in naturally fragmented subpopulations can maintain long-term viability through interpopulation connectivity and recolonization of suitable habitat. We used radiotelemetry to study movements of 3 herds of bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) that recently colonized previously unoccupied parts of western Montana. These herds also provided a unique opportunity to compare resource- selection patterns in newly colonized habitats, and we...


Latest Ovis Reference Libraries

Mouflon, Ovis aries orientalis
2012-07-31 15:05:48

The mouflon (Ovis aries orientalis) is classified as a subspecies group within the Ovis aries group. The other members of this group are known as urials, or the vignei group. It is thought that the mouflon is the ancestor to all domestic sheep. There are currently five recognized subspecies of the mouflon. This species can be found in the Caucasus, northwestern Iran, and northern areas of Iraq. The only native subspecies of the mouflon is the Cyprus mouflon, with the other four subspecies...

Argali, Ovis ammon
2012-07-31 09:52:06

The argali (Ovis ammon), also known as the mountain sheep, is native to Central Asia. Its range includes Tibet, Altay, and Himalaya. Its range extends from Kazakhstan in the west, east to Shanxi Province in China. It also extends from Altai Mountains in the north, south to the Himalayas. It prefers a habitat in the highlands of these regions, at elevations between 980 and 19,000 feet. Its habitat type varies depending upon location. In areas like Kazakhstan, where it is often hunted, it can...

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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2007-08-14 04:03:55

The Marco Polo Sheep (Ovis ammon polii), is a subspecies of sheep, specifically the Argali. These sheep are found only in the Pamir Mountains in the border region of China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Tajikistan. Some of the protected areas where the species occurs include the Khunjerab National Park and Central Karakoram National Park in northern Pakistan and the Taxkongau Nature Reserve in southwestern China. The Marco Polo sheep is particularly known for its long horns. The longest horn...

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2007-07-16 14:25:09

The Domestic Sheep, Ovis aries, is the most common species of the sheep genus (Ovis). It is a woolly ruminant quadruped which most likely descends from the wild mouflon of South Asia. Sheep breeders refer to female sheep as ewes, intact males as rams, and castrated males as wethers. Yearlings are called hoggets and young sheep are called lambs. Domestic Sheep are now found all over the world, but they are declining in numbers in the U.S. because it is becoming economically unviable to raise...

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