Mouflon

 

 

Description:

 

The Mouflon (Ovis orientalis group) is a subspecies group of the wild sheep ovis orientalis. It is thought to be one of the two ancestors for all modern domestic sheep breeds. It is red-brown with a dark back-stripe, light colored saddle patch and under parts. The males are horned and the females are horned or polled.

Size: It is the smallest of the wild sheep species. Mouflon have a shoulder height of about 90 centimeter and a body weight of 50 kg (males) and 35 kg (females)

Life-span: Up to 20 years

Food: Mainly grasses, heather, leaves and twigs.