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mouflon

mouflon

Homeland:
The mouflons, which have been deliberately resettled in Europe since antiquity, come from populations in Corsica, Sardinia and Cyprus.
Food:
grass, herbs
Habitat:
Mountains, forest, cultural landscape
enemies:
Wolf, lynx, bear
Activities:
mostly diurnal
social structure:
live in herds
Already knew?
Until recently, mouflons were thought to be wild sheep. In fact, however, they are the descendants of feral early domestic sheep. Mouflons and all domestic sheep breeds descend from the Anatolian sheep, which is found in Turkey and the Near East.

The original home of the European mouflon or mouflon are the stony and dry mountain forests of Corsica and Sardinia. From there, animal lovers and hunters have successfully naturalized this pretty wild sheep in many countries since the 18th century. It lives in small packs led by an old ewe. The mighty, snail-shaped horns of the old ram reach a length of 75 cm.