The animals

The mouflon

The mouflon

The mouflon is a wild sheep. It can still be found in the wild in Corsica, Sardinia, and Spain. In our region the species was introuced for the hunt. we still have some wild troop in the region of the Semois.

It lives in herds in forests and on the forest's edge. Mature males live in little isolated groups. Their wool is red-brown. On the ram the flanks and the hind-quarters have a large splash of white. It has long curved ringed horns.

The mouflon eats grasses, mosses, buds, bark and fruits.

The mouflon

The ewe gives birth after 5 months' gestation. One or sometimes two lambs are born between the end of March and the beginning of May.

During the mating season the males engage in furious combat, violent but never fatal, charging each other with their horns.