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Arui Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    arui n : wild sheep of northern Africa [syn: aoudad, audad, Barbary sheep, maned sheep, Ammotragus lervia]
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A. l. angusi Rothschild, 1921 A. l. blainei Rothschiild, 1913 A. l. lervia Pallas, 1777 A. l. fassini Lepri, 1930 A. l. ornatus † I. Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1827 A. l. sahariensis Rothschild, 1913

Antilope lervia Capra lervia

The Barbary Sheep (Ammotragus lervia) is a species of caprid (goat-antelope) native to rocky mountains in North Africa. Six subspecies have been described. Although it is rare in its native North Africa, it has been introduced to North America, southern Europe and elsewhere. It is also known as aoudad, waddan, arui, and arruis.

Barbary Sheep stand 80 to 100 cm (2.6 to 3.3 ft) tall at the shoulder and weigh 40 to 140 kg (88 to 310 lb). They are a sandy-brown color, darkening with age, with a slightly lighter underbelly and a darker line along the back. Upper parts and the outer parts of the legs are a uniform reddish-brown or grayish-brown. There is some shaggy hair on the throat (extending down to the chest in males) and a sparse mane. Their horns have a triangular cross section. The horns curve outwards, backwards then inwards, and reach up to 50 cm (20 in). The horns are smooth, but wrinkled at the base.

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