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North American Mammals - Bison,Sheep,Peccary



American Bison
(Bison bison)
American Bison
The Bison is a large bovine animal with distinctive shoulder hump and large head. The fur is brown, with longer hair on front part of body, especially in males. The horns are black and curve upwards. Calves are reddish in color and turn brown after... Read more >
Mountain Goat
(Oreamnos americanus)
Mountain Goat
The Mountain Goat is a sturdy goat with thick white coat. It has black horns about 20-30cm long. The hooves are large and oval shaped. Read more >
Muskox
(Ovibos moschatus)
Muskox
The Muskox has stocky body with short legs and long thick hair to protect it from the cold. The hair can grow nearly to the ground in older specimens. Both male and female have cream colored horns with black tips. The horns meet at the center of the... Read more >
Bighorn Sheep
(Ovis canadensis)
Bighorn Sheep
The Bighorn Sheep has brown coat in summer that becomes faded by winter. The male has large broad horns that can weigh up to 14kg. The female has much smaller horns. They are found in small groups, and can form herds of up to 100 animals. They are... Read more >
Dall's Sheep
(Ovis dalli)
Dall's Sheep
There are two subspecies of Dall's Sheep. Ovis dalli dalli has white or creamy white wool, sometimes with grey patches on middle of back. Some have black tail and some have white tail. Ovis dalli stonei has a grey to black wool with... Read more >
Collared Peccary
(Pecari tajacu)
Collared Peccary
Collared Peccaries look like pigs. They are grayish black, with a yellow tinge on cheeks and a white or yellowish collar over the shoulders round to the throat. Males and females are very similar in size and color. Young are a yellowish brown with a... Read more >
White-lipped Peccary
(Tayassu pecari)
White-lipped Peccary
The White-lipped Peccary is dark brown to black with white markings along the jaw from the neck to the chin. The hair is coarse and bristly. The young are reddish brown with some brown, black stripe on back, and cream underside of throat and neck.... Read more >