Laristan Mouflon

Laristan Mouflon / Ovis orientalis laristanica
Adult_Male_Laristan_Mouflon_01  Group_Laristan_Mouflon_01
Laristan wild sheep inhabit the Desert Mountains and hills of the Laristan and Fars provinces of south/southeastern Iran. Like all sheep, the Laristan is gregarious, gathering in herds sometimes up to 100 individuals. Most populations undergo seasonal movements. Rut occurs in the late autumn, birth season is March/April. The IUCN classifies the Laristan sheep as VULNURABLE. AWWP keep 2 different populations. One was confiscated at their arrival in 2003 in Sharjah/ UAE.
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