Argali sheep with considerably horns and ringed ending were recorded
One of interesting findings during the assessment was that several male individuals with considerably long (at least 65 inch long) horns.
WWF-Mongolia annually conduct population assessment of Argali sheep in trans-boundary areas between Mongolia and Russia. In Mongolia, the assessment was conducted in transboundary territories of Bayan-Ulgii and Uvs provinces on October 12-27, 2017. Under this assessment, a total of 3380 individuals were counted, including 1891 individuals in a territory of Bayan-Ulgii province and 1489 in Uvs province. In comparison with that of 2016 population assessment, heads of Argali sheep in trans-boundary areas were increased by 680 individuals. However, some individuals of Argali sheep moved to the Mongolian territory, in particular, due to heavy snow fall in bordering areas of Russian territory, reported by the researchers. This exception should be taken into account for this year’s inventory results. One of interesting findings during the assessment was that several male individuals with considerably long (at least 65 inch long) horns and ringed ending tips (Note: the individuals with such long horns were not recorded within the Mongolian territories during previous population assessment) were recorded.