"Bighorn sheep".

Bighorn sheep original watercolor painting by Juan Bosco
8 by 5 inches (21 x 15 cm)
Watercolor nº 1277:

The bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in North America named for its large horns. These horns can weigh up to 30 lb (14 kg), while the sheep themselves weigh up to 300 lb (140 kg). 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. Conservation efforts (in part by the Boy Scouts) have restored the population.

Painted with high quality watercolors in a thick paper by Juan Bosco.

Signed: JB ( Juan Bosco, the Painter of San Martin Arts & Crafts).

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