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G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo, Nainital, Uttarakhand.

Blue Sheep(Pseudois nayaur)

Scientific Classification:

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Artidactyla

Suborder: ------

Family: Bovidae

Genus: Pseudois

Species: nayaur

Subspecies: ------

Fun Facts:

Males are fully sexually active age of 7..

In Pakistan, limited range and low numbers make Blue Sheep vulnerable to poaching and habitat loss.

Adult males have beautiful, large, backward-sweeping horns.

Fast Facts

Description: The short, dense coat is slate grey in colour, sometimes with a bluish sheen.
Size: Male: 115 to 165 cm     Female: 75 to 100 cm
Height: Male: 75 to 90 cm     Female: 45 to 50 cm
Weight: Male: 60 to 75 kg     Female: 35 to 45 kg
Diet: Grasses, lichens, hardy herbaceous plants, mosses.
Sexual maturity: Male: 2 to 3 years     Female: 1.5 to 2 years
Estrous phase: 2 to 3 days
Gestation Period: 160 days
Young per birth: 1kid
Life span: In wild: 4 to 11years     In captivity: 15 years
Habitat: Montane regions in the Himalayas.
Distribution: Nepal, Tibetan frontier.
Current Population Status: Stable
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern