Aoudad | Greater Vancouver Zoo Animals

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Aoudad

Common name: Aoudad
Scientific name:
Ammotragus lervia

At the zoo: Izzy (male, 10y), Duff (male, 10y), Roxy (female, 12y), Misty (female, 10y), and Aurora (female, 15y)

Habitat:
Aoudad are found in North Africa and have been recently introduced to the southern areas of the United States and Mexico. They can be found in dry, mountainous or rocky areas.

Diet:
Grasses, leaves, and shrubs.

Life Expectancy:
20 years

Biology:
Aoudad are goat-like animals with a beige coat. They have long, soft, fringed hair that hangs down from their throat and hindquarters, this being more pronounced in males. They have semicircular horns that curve outward.

Fun Fact:
Did you know that Aoudads are also commonly known as 'Barbary Sheep'?


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Categories: Mammals

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