BLUE HIMALAYAN SHEEP
Pseudos nayar nayar
Distribution: The Himalayan region of northeastern Pakistan, northwestern India, Nepal and Bhutan; scattered populations throughout Tibet; China.
Description: Medium-sized animals, stand 27-36 inches (69-91 cm) high at the shoulder. Dense coat is slate grey in color, sometimes with a bluish sheen. The underparts and backs of the legs are white, while the chest and fronts of the legs are black. Separating the grey back and white belly is a charcoal-colored stripe. The horns are found in both sexes and are ridged on the upper surface. In males, they grow upwards, then turn sideways and curve backward, looking somewhat like an upside-down mustache. They may grow to a length of 31 inches (80 cm).
CITES: Not listed.