Dall sheep

Their horns come in handy during mating season and as a line of defense against wolves and bears

Jacob W. Frank

Get ready to meet the Alaskan, Canadian, and Yukon mountain rockstars! These majestic beasts are a sight to behold, with their stunning snow-white coats that contrast beautifully against the rugged landscape. But that’s not all – their impressive horns are the real show-stoppers! The guys can grow them up to 127 cm (50 in).

They are also well-adapted to living in mountainous environments, with specialized hooves allowing them to navigate steep and rocky terrain easily. They are also incredibly agile, able to leap up to 4 m (12 ft) in a single bound, including habitat loss, climate change, and hunting. Conservation efforts are underway to protect these beautiful animals and ensure their survival for future generations.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Canada
46,000 – 62,000
Official estimate
LC
2020
United States
50,000 – 64,000
Official estimate
LC
2020

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No