Litter Size

How many babies does a Bighorn sheep have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Bighorn sheeps are in a litter?

A Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) usually gives birth to around 1 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 177 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 4.12 kg (9.08 lbs) and measure 6.9 cm (0′ 3″). They are a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Ovis). An adult Bighorn sheep grows up to a size of 1.57 meter (5′ 2″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Bighorn sheep is 1

The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep native to North America. The species is named for its large horns. A pair of horns might weigh up to 14 kg (30 lb); the sheep typically weigh up to 143 kg (315 lb). Recent genetic testing indicates three distinct subspecies of Ovis canadensis, one of which is endangered: O. c. sierrae. Sheep originally crossed to North America over the Bering Land Bridge from Siberia; the population in North America peaked in the millions, and the bighorn sheep entered into the mythology of Native Americans. By 1900, the population had crashed to several thousand, due to diseases introduced through European livestock and overhunting.

Other animals of the family Bovidae

Bighorn sheep is a member of the Bovidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Bighorn sheep

Those animals also give birth to 1 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Bighorn sheep

Other animals that usually reach the age of 24 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Bighorn sheep

What other animals weight around 74.63 kg (164.53 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Bighorn sheep

Also reaching around 1.57 meter (5′ 2″) in size do these animals: