Category: Snow Sheep (Ovis nivicola)
The snow sheep is an endemit of Russia. It is most closely related to the North American Bighorn Sheep and Dall’s Sheep, with which they are being pooled…
The Kamchatka Sheep is probably the most renowned Snow Sheep, but maybe also the most threatened one.
The Koryak Snow Sheep is somewhat smaller than the Kamchatka race. It occurs north of Kamchatka.
The Yakut Snow Sheep has the largest distribution range of all Snow Sheeps. There is still debate about further splitting this taxon.
The Putorana Sheep is the most westerly subpopulation of the Snow Sheep. The distribution area lies entirely north of the arctic circle.