blue sheep


: bharal

Examples of blue sheep in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While snow leopards may prey on these substitutes, the livestock encroach on the range of their native prey species like blue sheep and ibex, pushing them out of some areas. Joshua Rapp Learn, Discover Magazine, 31 May 2023 Some clips from the show have already begun making the rounds on the internet, like a startling showdown between a jaguar and a crocodile (seen above) or a heart-skipping sequence in which a snow leopard takes a 200-foot tumble off a frozen cliff while pursuing a Himalayan blue sheep. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 8 Apr. 2019 Their prefered targets are the blue sheep (bharal) of Tibet and the Himalaya and the mountain ibex, which is found over most of the rest of their range. National Geographic, 12 Jan. 2023 Other than snow leopards, the park is home to the Tibetan wolf, Eurasian brown bear ,and blue sheep. Andrea Pinto, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 Aug. 2022 The blue sheep huddle nervously, suggesting the presence of an apex predator. Yael Martínez, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2022 Jigme Gurung, a citizen scientist working with the WWF in upper Dolpa, has recently found numerous wild blue sheep that were severely ill or dead with mange-like symptoms and has seen camera-trap photos of other snow leopards with similar symptoms. Ben Ayers, Outside Online, 27 July 2022 Perched high in India’s northwestern corner, these two adjoining national parks preserve a complete ecosystem of high-altitude Himalayan flora and fauna, including blue sheep, Asiatic black bears, and the elusive snow leopard. Emily Pennington, Outside Online, 25 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue sheep was in 1877

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“Blue sheep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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