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Stone’s sheep

Ovis dalli stonei (Allen, 1897)

Stone’s sheep diorama in the North American Mammal Hall


 Prophet River Country, near Chadwick Mountain, northern British Columbia


 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


North central British Columbia northwest to south central Yukon


Moist mountain country with more than average snow and rainfall


Threatened but improving under government protection


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.