A rare sighting of a herd of argali was captured in Alxa Right Banner in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Argali are wild mountain sheep and their population has dwindled due to past droughts in the region. They are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.
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Argali can inhabit high-altitude regions like rolling hills, mountains, and canyons and can roam rocky terrain with ease. A vigilant argali will immediately sprint if threatened. They will also take high ground for observation and signal their herd.
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