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Soviet animal breeders apparently are exploring some of the possibilities of using argalis in animal husbandry.
There are also various species of sheep, including the various races of argalis (Ovis ammon), which form small herds in the mountains, often above timberline.
It is thought that in this case, as with other domestic animals, there has been a mixture of species, and in this connection attention was directed to the Transcaspian arkal, the argalis of the interior of
The steinbock and the chamois, which live in the highest mountains, are still found, but other breeds, such as the argalis, which inhabited the foot hills and the high table lands, have disappeared, as Europe has become more thickly populated.
Zoological Garden, thinks that the horns of the tame ram, which are turned outward, the points being directed away from the body, constitute one of the strongest proofs that the blood of the argalis and its extinct European ancestors -- which are known only by the fossil remains -- flows in the veins of all domestic sheep.
We could not always live upon armadilloes, and argalis, and antelopes, -- even supposing they were as plenty as the rocks.
It has been observed by competent travellers, that these Thibetian argalis bear a very strong resemblance to the different breeds of tame sheep found in the same regions; from which it may be reasonably inferred that the domesticated varieties of different countries have sprung from several wild species, instead of being all descended from one common origin.
It is owing to the deficiency of this article, that the inhabitants are so seldom provided with certain luxuries of the table, as the wild sheep, or _argalis_, rein - deer, hares, ducks, and geese, with most or all of which the country is tolerably well stocked.
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