Aoudad or Barbary Sheep
Aoudad weights approx. 200-250 pounds. The aoudad is a strongly built animal, with a short mane on the neck and shoulders and long, flowing hair on the throat, chest, forelegs (where it forms pantaloons or chaps) and tail. Overall coloration is sandy-brown with the under parts paler.
Native to the desert mountains in the Sahara region of northern Africa. In the 70’s, aoudad were released in several regions of Spain as well as private enclosures. The aoudad is a superb game animal, exceptionally challenging when free-ranging and difficult even where fenced.