Altai argali

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Altai argali
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Family: Bovidae
Subfamily: Caprinae
Genus: Ovis
Species: O. ammon
Subspecies: O. a. ammon
Binomial name
Ovis ammon ammon
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Altai argali (Ovis ammon ammon) is a traditional subspecies of argali, wild sheep that roam the highlands of Altai Mountains.

Altai argali are the largest of all sheep, with the heaviest horns, those of mature males normally 45-50 and up to 75 pounds (35 kg).[2]


  1. ^ Entry in the list of endangered species
  2. ^ Rashid Jamsheed, "Memories of a Sheep Hunter", Safari Press (1996, 2nd edition) ISBN 1-57157-021-7