Mouflon

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EUROPEAN MOUFLON

Ovis orientalis musimon

The mouflon is a wild sheep that is small in stature. The males have large horns that are spiral in shape. Its coat is red-brown with white marks on its nose and belly. In winter, a white mark appears on the loins of the adult males, which is known as “the saddle”. They are generally to be found at an altitude of betwen 1,000 and 1,500 metres. They live in herds and are guided by older females.

It is interesting to note that some females are horned while others are not.

Adult weight: 25 to 40 Kg.
Height:70 to 80 cm.
Longevity:15 to 20 years
Habitat:Mountain
Diet:Herbivorous
Habits:Diurnal
Gestation:150 to 155 days
Reproduction:Viviparous
GALLERY OF IMAGES

Fauna of Lacuniacha

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