Dall sheep


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Dall sheep

 (dôl) or Dall's sheep (dôlz)
n.
A large wild sheep (Ovis dalli) of the mountainous regions of northwest North America, ranging in color from white to nearly black and having large, curved horns.

[After William Healey Dall (1845-1927), American naturalist.]
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Noun1.Dall sheep - large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and AlaskaDall sheep - large white wild sheep of northwestern Canada and Alaska
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
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There's wildlife in abundance, from grizzly bears and muscled moose to soaring eagles and daredevil Dall sheep.
There's wildlife in abundance, from grizzly bears to muscled moose, soaring eagles to daredevil Dall sheep.
For two hours we get gloriously soaked, taking tranquil time out between rapids to marvel at the cliffs on either side of the ravine, dotted with dall sheep.
In the Yukon, where they start to hybridize with pure-white Dall sheep, in any band there may be rams ranging from very light to very dark.
Caption: Roy Fishpaw grips of bighorn sheep (dark streaks) and Dall sheep (red streaks).
Simpson, Northwest Territories, to hunt Dall sheep, only one of my two bags arrived.
Non-profit organization representing and registering Black Hawaiian, Corsican, Desert Sand, Mouflon, Multi-horned Hair, New Mexico Dahl, Painted Desert and Texas Dall Sheep, www.
An indirect haemagglutination test on sera from 251 Dall sheep has been reported.
The investigations reveal that "larger domed pachycephalosaurs such as Pachycephalosaurus may have been head-butting like Dall sheep or head-shoving like bison, while smaller, high-domed taxa such as Stegoceras may have been flank-butting like mountain goats," Peterson said.
Now, not only could the driver-naturalist use the camera to help show visitors where the animal actually was, but the zoom capabilities allowed them to better show the adaptive features of the feet of the Dall sheep to its rocky habitat, or the curls and marks in its horns.
People visiting the park during the lottery event can travel the narrow road of colorful Polychrome Pass with its steep drop-off or scan alpine slopes to spot grizzly bears or Dall sheep.
His initial interest was in Dall sheep because no one had really studied the species before, but the book wasn't simply about hunting.