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The argali or mountain sheep (Ovis ammon) is a wild sheep. It lives in the highlands of Central Asia (Himalaya, Tibet, Altay).

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Argali (Ovis ammon)
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O. ammon
Binomial name
Ovis ammon

It is the biggest wild sheep. It stands as high as 120 cm. It weights as much as 140 kg. The Pamir argali (also called Marco Polo sheep, for they were first described by that traveller) may be more than 6 feet in length. It is globally endangered.

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  1. Ovis ammon (Argali). IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1.