Blue Sheep – Карельский зоопарк

Blue Sheep

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 40-80 kg

Height: Up to 90 cm

Body length: 120-170 cm

Color: Grayish-brown or slate-blue shades, or a combination of both

Age of sexual maturity: 1.5 years

Gestation period: 160 days

Lifespan: 15 years

Habitat: Found in China, Bhutan, Mongolia, India, northern Pakistan, Myanmar, and Nepal

Diet: Herbivorous, feeding on grasses, moss, and lichens

Did you know?

  • The coloration of the blue sheep allows it to remain camouflaged within its natural landscape, helping it evade predators. These animals only flee when they perceive that they have no other option.
  • Listed as a threatened species on the IUCN Red List since 2003, the blue sheep is under protection in Sichuan province. According to estimates from 1997, fewer than 200 individuals remain.
  • Despite its name, the blue sheep is not closely related to domestic sheep, nor does it have a blue hue.