This cute female Mouflon sheep was caught at High Park Zoo in Toronto. It is opened to the public but may be closed due to funding. I really like this macro head shot of this timid animal.
The mouflon is thought to be one of the two ancestors for all modern sheep breeds. They are found in Corsica and Sardinia, Cyprus and have been introduced into many parts of Europe. Like most wild sheep, mouflon live in mountainous terrain, usually above the tree line or in mountain meadows.
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A mouflon weighs between 55 and 120 lbs (25 - 55 kg). They have a rough coat, and during the winter grow a woolly under coat that keeps them warm. Generally only the males have horns, however some females may have small horns also. Males and females usually live in separate gro...