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Wallachian Sheep

Scientific name:  Ovis aries
Class:  Mammals
Continent:  Europe
Habitat:  Plains and steppes
Diet:  Herbivorous
Weight:  30 - 50 kg
Size:  50 - 70 cm

Native to the steppes of Hungary, it has large twisted horns.

They are ruminant herbivores that feed on grass, hay and seeds and live between 12 and 14 years. The ewe can give birth to 1 or 2 young after a gestation of 5 months and she nurses them for 6 weeks. Sheep are raised for their meat, their milk (which is made into butter and cheese), their hair (wool) and their skin (leather). The main sheep farms are found in Australia, New Zealand, Patagonia (southern South America), China, India and the United Kingdom. The Rouge du Roussillon breed comes from a North African breed. It was bred in the south of France for its meat but almost disappeared until a rescue plan was put in place in the early 1980s. is characterized by its long twisted horns which can measure 1 meter.

Extinct in the wild
Critically endangered
Near threatened
Least concern
Insufficient data
Not evaluated


This sheep, native to the steppes of Hungary, has twisted horns that can reach 1 m in the males (rams).