Audad Sheep

Native to North Africa Aoudad Sheep also known as Barbary Sheep were introduced to parts of Texas, California, and New Mexico in the 1940"s.  They have flourished as a free-ranging, wild sheep ever since.  Barbary Sheep stand 80 to 100 cm (2.6 to 3.3 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 40 to 140 kg (88 to 310 lb). They are a sandy-brown color, darkening with age, with a slightly lighter underbelly and a darker line along the back. Upper parts and the outer parts of the legs are a uniform reddish-brown or grayish-brown.  The horns curve outwards, backwards then inwards, and reach up to 50 cm (20 in) and are smooth, but wrinkled at the base.


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