Barbary sheep


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Barbary sheep

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Aoudad or barbary sheep, Ammotragus lervia (Pallas, 1777) is endemic to the mountain regions of North Africa throughout the Sahara (Brentjes, 1980).
Males and females both grow sheep-like horns, but many hunters consider Barbary sheep to be more like a mountain goat than any true mountain sheep species.
In this context, the biodiversity of the region is severely threatened ( the Toubkal National Park contains more than 20 endemic plant species and remarkable species , the Barbary sheep ) .
It has taken mule deer, whitetail deer, Catalina goats, turkeys, mouflon, Barbary sheep, zebra, waterbuck, gemsbok, impala, oryx, black buck, and probably some I have forgotten all with one shot.
Other animals include scimitar-horned oryx, addax, Arabian oryx, dama gazelle, Nubian ibex, wild goats, barbary sheep and Asiatic onager.
Elsewhere, last year's "Arab Spring" sparked a massive slaughter of wildlife in north Africa, with the slender-horned and dorcas gazelles and the Barbary sheep, all listed as threatened and restricted to a tiny number of ranges having been hit the hardest.
Later, animals arriving from closing Belle Vue included three deer, two arctic fox, two Spanish sheep; two paca (South American rodents), two Barbary goats, four Barbary sheep and an Augur buzzard.
Arabian species include scimitar-horned oryx, addax, Arabian oryx, dama gazelle, Nubian ibex, wild goat, barbary sheep and Asiatic onager.
The khaki-colored aoudad, also called barbary sheep, blend with desert soil and scrub like a lizard on a rock.
Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) recently hosted retired Army Corporal Nick Orchowski, his wife and their two children on a five-day Barbary sheep hunt on the Felix Canyon Ranch in Flying H, N.
A Barbary sheep now costs 450 riyals, an Australian sheep costs 550 riyals and an Assouakni sheep costs 700 riyals.