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Remote sheep population resists genetic drift
...e Haute Island mouflon descended from two Corsican mouflons
taken from the Vincennes Zoo in Paris in 1957. Mouflon are a hardy and fecund species of sheep, with the ewes able to produce an average of more than five offspring in a four-year lifespan. The Haute Island mouflon population peaked around 700 in the...
The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago
...onstructing the genetic history of a population of mouflons
descended from a single pair, the researchers demo...decided to offer residents the opportunity to hunt mouflons
(a type of wild sheep). A pair of Corsican mouflons
was imported from the Vincennes Zoo in Paris. In...