Aoudad - Barbary Sheep

Day 27 - Barbary sheep, also called auodads, originated in the hills of the Sahara and have inhabited all the major mountains of North Africa. Around 1900, the first Barbary sheep were transferred to the United States to be placed in zoos. Surplus zoo stock was sold to private parties who eventually released some to the wild in New Mexico in 1950 and in Texas in 1957. This has allowed a wild population to develop in the southwestern United States.


Karen said...

Excellent perspective on this!

Chopper said...

I am scared to look directly at this photo... for fear I may provoke him! =;-) Great capture!