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Largest Wild Sheep
Largest Wild Sheep

Of the animal world in Kyrgyzstan, special attention deserves to be payed to the largest species of wild sheep: the Marco Polo sheep (also known as argali). The species was named in honor of the famous Venetian traveler, who first described this sheep species in his book. The horns of an adult argali can reach lengths of up to 190 cm and accounts for up to 13% of the animal's body weight. The habitat of the argali are the mountainous areas of Middle and Central Asia.

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