Altai argali

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

Altai argali (Ovis ammon ammon) is a traditional subspecies of argali, a wild sheep that roams the highlands of the Altai Mountains in Central Asia.

Altai argali are the largest of all sheep.

They have the heaviest horns. Those of mature males normally weigh 45 to 50 pounds 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