Mouflon on De Hoge Veluwe

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During the spring, De Hoge Veluwe National Park is home to around 200 mouflon. Mouflon are wild sheep originating from Sardinia and Corsica. They were introduced to De Hoge Veluwe National Park in 1921 by Anton Kröller.

Adult male mouflon (rams) have large curved horns. The females (ewes) can also grow  horns but they are smaller. Unlike antlers, mouflon do not cast off their horns so they slowly grown longer each year.

Mouflon live in large herds. During October, the rams fightt. They run at each other from tens of metres away and clash their horns together so loudly you can hear the sound from quite a distance. Mouflon graze the grass between the bushes on the heath and nibble the pine branches.

Mouflon on De Hoge Veluwe

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