These were very common on many drives around Salmon, Idaho.
The mountain sheep is also known as Argali in common language, and as Ovis ammon in the biological classification. There are nine recognized subspecies of argali, and all of them are confined to the Central Asian mountainous habitats. They make the largest of all the wild sheep in the world with a height at shoulders being varied between 100 and 130 centimetres. In addition, their bodyweights reach 180 kilograms, and body length measures easily about two metres. Argali differ in their coat colourations from light yellowish colour to dark greyish brown. There is a whitish line of fur along the ventral side of the neck in male mountain sheep. The large and thick corkscrew horns are prominent in males, and sometimes the two horns measure almost 190 centimetres together in length. These amazing horns are useful for them in fights as well as for humans in Chinese medicine.
Mountain Sheep are large, brown sheep with heavy, curved horns and a conspicuous white rump patch.
August 6th, 2016
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