Animal Age

How old does a Dall sheep get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Dall sheep reaches?

An adult Dall sheep (Ovis dalli) usually gets as old as 16 years.

Dall sheeps are around 172 days in the womb of their mother. When born, they weight 3.5 kg (7.71 lbs) and measure 2.37 meter (7′ 10″). As a member of the Bovidae family (genus: Ovis), their offspring is 1 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 1.42 meter (4′ 8″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Dall sheep gets as old as 16 years

The Dall sheep, also known as the thinhorn sheep, (Ovis dalli) is a species of wild sheep native to northwestern North America, ranging from white to slate brown in colour and having curved, yellowish-brown horns. The two subspecies are the nominate Dall sheep or Dall’s sheep and the more southern subspecies, Stone sheep (also spelled Stone’s sheep) (O. d. stonei), which is a slate brown with some white patches on the rump and inside the hind legs.

Animals of the same family as a Dall sheep

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Bovidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Dall sheep

With an average age of 16 years, Dall sheep are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Dall sheep

The same number of babies at once (1) are born by:

Weighting as much as Dall sheep

A fully grown Dall sheep reaches around 70 kg (154.31 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Dall sheep

Those animals grow as big as a Dall sheep: