The European mouflon (Ovis orientalis musimon) is a subspecies of the Oriental wild sheep (Ovis orientalis).
The natural habitat is Sardinia and Corsica and it is still threatened in these areas. However, mouflons have been released into the wild in some areas of the European mainland. Therefore, the main occurrences are in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, France and Germany. Mufflons normally live in stony mountain landscapes. With us in Central Europe, they live in deciduous and mixed forests, both on the lowlands and on the uplands and highlands such as the Central Uplands of Germany, but still preferring dry and stony soils.
They spend their time in small groups. The leader is an older sheep. The rutting season begins in October and ends in November. After a gestation time of approximately 170 days, one or two lambs are born.
The most remarkable characteristic of the mouflons are the thick, to the back turned and spiral-shaped horns. In adult rams over ten years old, the horns are long enough to form a snail. They are mainly used for fighting among each other. The female horns, on the other hand, are either barely present or only a few centimetres long.
Summer is over - days are getting shorter again - man and nature begin to slow down. For the remaining time until Christmas we have put together a program for young and old with activities suitable for this season.
You can study the complete program online in our park calendar, take the flyer in the park shop or download it. […]
In addition to numerous animals to be discovered, the Hochwildschutzpark also offers various facilities for fun and play - for young and old.
Right next to the bear enclosure, you can swing the tarzan swing over the "bear creek" to the barbecue area at the Volkenbacher Weiher. And - if you have reserved the barbecue in advance (20 €) - reward yourself with freshly grilled food. […]