Ammotragus lervia: Barbary Sheep


The Barbary Sheep [Ammotragus lervia] is a species of caprid [goat-antelope] native to rocky mountains in North Africa. Six subspecies have been described. Although it is rare in its native North Africa, it has been introduced to North America, southern Europe and elsewhere. It is also known as aoudad, waddan, arui, and arruis.


^ Interesting ‘table’ manner 🙂

Barbary Sheep are found naturally in northern Africa in Algeria, Tunisia, northern Chad, Egypt, Libya, northern Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger and Sudan [west of the Nile and east of the Nile in the Red Sea Hills]

Photos: Wild Animal SafariPine MountainGA, USA [20121008]

Source: Wikipedia

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