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Wildlife in Serengeti-Park

Barbary Sheep | Ammotragus lervia

Barbary sheep, also known as Aoudad, are a species of caprid (goat antelope) which was previously widespread in its native North Africa. They prefer to live in rugged and mountainous terrain from deserts and semi-deserts to open forests and are extremely nomadic. These animals are excellent climbers. They have a shoulder height of 8 to 10 meters and weigh between 40 to 140 kilograms. Aoudad has some shaggy hair on their throat and curved horns that can exceed 1.02 meters. They can go for weeks without drinking water, as they manage to live only from dew and liquids from plants, such as grasses, bushes and lichens. They are classified as vulnerable by the World Conservation Union, IUCN, due to loss of habitat and hunting.

Serengeti-Park animals: Barbary Sheep