Aoudad
Aoudad

About

Aoudad is the name that is given to the Barbary sheep by the Berbers, who are a North African people. This species of caprid (goat-antelope) is native to the rocky mountains in North Africa.

Fun Facts

Their horns are made of keratin (the same as our fingernails) and they grow throughout the animal’s lifetime. A new growth ring is made each winter. They can jump incredibly high about 2 meters (6.6ft) from standing. Also known by the names of waddan, arui, and arruis.

Conservation Status

Vulnerable

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $330.

Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!

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