California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Program

Alpine landscape from Southfork Pass towards Bolton Brown

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The Struggle
  to Survive
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Behavior

 

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“The wild sheep ranks highest among the animal mountaineers of the Sierra. Possessed of keen sight and scent, and strong limbs, he dwells secure amid the loftiest summits, leaping unscathed from crag to crag, up and down the fronts of giddy precipices, crossing foaming torrents and slopes of frozen snow, exposed to the wildest storms, yet maintaining a brave, warm life, and developing from generation to generation in perfect strength and beauty.” —John Muir