Marco Polo sheep

Marco Polo sheep

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Ovis ammon polii

The Marco Polo sheep is a subspecies of argali sheep, named after Marco Polo. Their habitat is the mountainous regions of Central Asia. Marco Polo sheep are distinguishable mostly by their large size and spiraling horns. Their conservation status is "near threatened" and efforts have been made to protect their numbers and keep them from commercial hunting. It has also been suggested that crossing them with domestic sheep could have agricultural benefits.

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1. Marco Polo sheep Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Polo_sheep

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