Ovis aries ssp
Distribution: The Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds at the Northeast tip of the South Island; Pitt Island and in numerous private and feral herds throughout the South and North Islands of New Zealand.
Description: Weight 100-175 pounds (45-80 kg). Average height 27-31 inches at the shoulder (68-78 cm). A small short tailed sheep with narrow black face, thin legs and small feet. The fleece is typically a deep reddish brown color. The rams grow impressive large open black horns.
CITES: Not listed.