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"The Mouflon is shy" Top 5 Page for this destination Corsica Things to Do Tip by kokoryko

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The Cinto area belongs to the Parc National de Haute Corse, and as you are in a National Park, you can expect to see some wildlife; we were lucky, besides the birds, to spot a mouflon (equivalent to the American Mountain sheep), who took his time crossing the trail (picture 2); despite its hunting has been banned in 1953, this animal is rather shy, and you are quite lucky to meet one of these animals, as it has a population of about 500 animals in Corsica.
Some biologists think that the mouflon is not endemic to Corsica, but it is a species which originates from early domestic sheep, introduced in Palaeolithic in Corsica and then escaped and returned to wild state; the domestication was at its early ages!
Well, this one took his time, as we stayed quiet, but it preferred to go away, and soon disappeared in a small valley (picture 3)

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  • Written Mar 27, 2011
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