Barbary Sheep – Карельский зоопарк

Barbary Sheep

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 100-145 kg

Height: 75-110 cm

Body Length: 1.3-1.7 m

Color: Beige or reddish-brown fur, with white coloring on the chin, a stripe on the belly, and the inner side

Age of sexual maturity: 1-2 years

Gestation period: 150-165 days

Lifespan: Up to 20 years

Habitat: Barbary sheep are distributed across North Africa, ranging from Morocco and Western Sahara to Egypt and Sudan.

Diet: Barbary sheep feed on grass and leaves.

Did you know?

  • The lower part of the tail of Barbary sheep is bare because it houses scent glands that emit a very strong odor.
  • Small herds of Barbary sheep inhabit certain areas of the United States. These are animals that have escaped from private farms and national parks and have adapted to new conditions in the wild.