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Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Aoudad


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Ammotragus lervia 
PROFILE:

Aoudads (or barbary sheep) are mainly found in the mountainous areas of northern Africa and excel at climbing. In their dry habitat, they can go months without drinking water. These herbivores live solitarily or in small groups in their natural habitats.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Artiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
north Africa, United States, northern Mexico, Spain, and the Canary Islands.
CONSERVATION STATUS:
Declining
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 20 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary or in small groups.
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