Mouflon wild sheep

The mouflon is a subspecies group of the wild sheep and is thought to be one of the two ancestor for all modern domestic sheep. They have reddish to dark brown coats. The males are horned, some females are horned, while others are polled. The horns are curved in almost one full revolution and their length is about 85 cm.
Their origin is from Southwest Asia where the Asiatic mouflon is met (Ovis orientalis). Mouflon were introduced to the islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Rhodes, and Cyprus during the neolithic period, perhaps as feral domesticated animals, where they have naturalized in the mountainous interiors of these islands over the past few thousand years, giving rise to the subspecies known as European mouflon. On the island of Cyprus, the mouflon or agrino became a different and endemic subspecies known as the Cyprus mouflon. The Cyprus mouflon population is about 3,000 animals. It is depicted in the coins of 1, 2 and 5 cents of Cyprus euros, the ackside of the 10 pound bill and is also the symbol of the Cyprus Airlines.