Argalis are the world's largest sheep and their dramatic spiralling corkscrew horns mean they are also a big hunter’s prize. During winter, the usually segregated sexes descend from the heights of their summer grazing grounds up on the Tibetan Plateau, for example, and convene to begin the rut.
Scientific name: Ovis ammon
Species range provided by WWF's Wildfinder.
The following habitats are found across the Argali sheep distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
Discover what these behaviours are and how different plants and animals use them.
Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Population trend: Decreasing
Year assessed: 2008
Classified by: IUCN 3.1
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