Wild sheep are found in many parts of the world. Mouflon (Ovis musimon), bighorn (O.canadensis), blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) and urial (O.orientalis) are well known examples of wild sheep. Blue sheep or bharal is found in the higher altitudes of the Himalayan region. The salient characteristics include short legs, long ears and long tails. The male has no beard. It has a light salty blue coat colour with shades of pale fawn. The rounded with upward and outward directions horns have a semicircular sweep. The body weight may reach up to 70 kg. The urial orshapu is found on the steep grassy hill slopes of the Laddakh region.