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Stone’s sheep

Ovis dalli stonei (Allen, 1897)

Stone’s sheep diorama in the North American Mammal Hall

Scene:

 Prophet River Country, near Chadwick Mountain, northern British Columbia

Sponsor:

 Mr. and Mrs. Hugh H. Logan

Native hunters hunt these sheep for subsistence. However, Stone’s sheep are not as popular as other species, because they are difficult to hunt and do not provide as much meat as larger arctic species such as caribou.


Biological Information

Range map for the stone’s sheep

Range:

North central British Columbia northwest to south central Yukon

Habitat:

Moist mountain country with more than average snow and rainfall

Status:

Threatened but improving under government protection

Diet:

Grasses, sedges and forbs when available; lichens and mosses in small quantities

Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for Dall’s sheep.