Armenian Mouflon

to get instant updates about 'Armenian Mouflon' on your MyPage. Meet other similar minded people. Its Free!

X 

All Updates


Description:
Armenian Mouflon or Iranian red sheep is an critically endangered species of mouflon endemic to Armenia, Iran and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.

Habitat

The Armenian Mouflon lives mostly in open rough terrain at medium or high altitudes, where they inhabit rocky hill country, lowland and highland steppes, and rocky semi-deserts, as well as grass covered slopes and alpine meadows.

These alpine sheep spend the summer at the highest elevations, up to six thousand meters, right below the permanent snow. In winter they move lower and may come into the valleys.

They live in small or larger herds, and in the summer the older males live singly or in separate groups. They may live up to 18 years.

Status

Under the menace of disappearing. Included in the Red Book of the former USSR.

Habitat in Armenia

Southern border of the natural habitat crosses Arax. For the last decade they were met in Khosrov Nature Reserve.

Number in the wild

During 1950s they were met in the southern parts of Armenia with groups of 200. By 1970 not more than 400 species were found in Armenia. By 1974 the number decreased to several dozens; the biggest group was of 9 species.

Reasons for decrease in number

Intensive economic activities of the population. Poaching.

Number in captivity

12 species kept in the Institute of Zoology, 5 – in Yerevan zoo.

Measures of protection taken

Hunting is forbidden since 1936. Khosrov Nature Reserve was created in 1958 but most important parts of the...
Read More

No feeds found

All
wait Posting your question. Please wait!...


No updates available.
No messages found
Suggested Pages
RRR
RRR
Tell your friends >
about this page
 Create a new Page
for companies, colleges, celebrities or anything you like.Get updates on MyPage.
Create a new Page
 Find your friends
  Find friends on MyPage from