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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Artiodactyla
Family:Bovidae
Genus:Ovis
Genus species:Ovis orientalis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:110-145 cm
Height:88-100 cm
Weight:36-87 kg
Identification:The urial is light brown in color, and males have white cheek beards and a long neck ruff.
Habitat:Hills and mountains
Diet:Herbivore: grass, some forbs, shrubs, trees
Reproduction:Urials rut in the late fall. After gestating for 5-6 months, female give birth to one or two offspring in isolation. Weaning takes place when the babies are five months old.
Although herds typically range from 10-40 animals in size, it may vary depending on season, resources, etc.
Behavior:Urials are diurnal.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Central Africa Date:1974-02 Subjects:even-toed ungulate
Urial
Mouflon
Mountain sheep
Ovis
Sheep
Bovidae
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Ruminants
Ungulates