110 - 145 cm
25 - 87 kg
Unknown: Populations declining
Grasslands, agricltural fields and woodlands
Family ties. The mouflon is closely related to domestic sheep, and still lives in the areas from which its cousins radiated into central Europe and Africa. Males and females separate into unrelated foraging groups and graze on grasses, grains and leaves, coming together only during breeding season. But population has suffered major declines in the past few generations as mouflon habitat shrink and poachers go after meat that is very similar to domestic sheep. In this case a family resemblance is proving deadly.