Native to the Sahara mountains, Barbary sheep have adapted to life in a dry climate and are particularly agile on the rocky and steep terrain there. They have a sparse mane and a patch of shaggy hair on their throats, so they look as if they have grown a beard! The male’s horns can grow up to 80 cm long, but the female’s never exceed 40 cm.
At La Barben we have a large herd of Barbary sheep and new lambs are born regularly. You can see them in their recently refurbished enclosure.