KOLYMA SNOW SHEEP
Ovis nivicola ssp
Distribution: This sheep located only in the Magadan Region, and predominately in the Kolyma Mountain Range.
Description: Shoulder height 36-39 inches (91-99 cm). Weight 180-230 pounds (82-104 kg). Snow sheep have compact, muscular bodies and relatively short legs (compared with other Asian sheep) that are adapted to climbing precipitous terrain. The horns are similar to those of the Dall and Stone sheep of North America, being brown or dark amber in color, fairly heavy and quite smooth, and with the frontal-orbital edge forming a prominent keel.
CITES: not listed