Altai argali

Altai argali (Ovis ammon ammon) is a traditional subspecies of argali, a wild sheep that roams the highlands of the Altai Mountains in Central Asia.

Altai argali
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Tribe: Caprini
Genus: Ovis
O. a. ammon
Trinomial name
Ovis ammon ammon

Altai argali are the largest sheep in the world and also have the heaviest horns. The horns of mature males normally weigh 45 to 50 pounds and up to 75 pounds (35 kg).[2]


  1. ^ Entry in the list of endangered species
  2. ^ Rashid Jamsheed (1996), Memories of a Sheep Hunter, Safari Press (2nd edition), ISBN 1-57157-021-7.

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