A dark-coated, forest cattle from southeast and southern Asia, Gaurs are the heaviest and most powerful of all wild cattle. They can be up to 6-7 ft tall at the shoulders and 8-10 ft long. Males can even weigh up to 3000 lbs. A distinctive dorsal ridge sets them apart from the other cattle. Gaurs’ lifespan is about 30 years.
Native to Africa, Hartman Zebras can be found in a variety of habitats: grasslands, savannas, woodlands, mountains and hills. Their stripes are specific toward each individual, much like fingerprints on a human. The Hartman Zebra’s average lifespan is just over 20 years.
Both male and female Jacobs Sheep grow horns. They are capable of having 2, 4 or even 6 individual horns. A very old breed of sheep, it’s possible they date back to biblical times. The Jacobs Sheep’s average lifespan is about 15 years.
Not found in the wild, a Liger has a Lion father and a Tiger Mother. It will outgrow both of its parents and a large male can stand over 10 ft tall on its hind legs and weigh over 1000 lbs. Like mules, they are sterile and thus unable to reproduce. Their lifespan is about 15-20 years.
Referred to as “The King of the Jungle,” Lions actually do not inhabit any jungle. Native to the plains of Africa, lions can run at speeds of almost 50 mph. Only males have a mane, one of the most distinctive characteristics of any animal. Their lifespan is about 15 years.
Originally from Peru, Llamas are not widely domesticated and are used as a pack animal and for meat. A fully grown adult is about 6 ft tall to the top of the head, and can weigh up to 450 lbs. When carrying packs they are able to carry more than 30% of their body weight. Llamas’ average lifespan is about 20-25 years.
This specific breed of donkey is by nature one of the friendliest and most affectionate animals of its type. Miniature Sicilian Donkeys are very tame and gentle. They are by definition no taller than 36 inches tall. They are native to the islands in the Mediterranean. Miniature Sicilian Donkeys’ average lifespan is about 25-30 years.
Mouflon Sheep are native to regions of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Russia and the country of Georgia. The males grow 2 thick spiral horns, and have an obvious color change from season to season. In the summer, they are a semi-solid golden brown. In the winter, white patches appear on both sides outlines with more darker browns. Their lifespan is about 15-20 years.
Also known as the Barking Deer, the Muntjac is not only the smallest breed of deer, but also the oldest- dating back more than 15 million years. They are native to southeast Asia, through India, Sri Lanka, and into China. Muntjac Deer often weigh between 22-40 lbs.
Mature bull Nilgai are a blueish grey in color and have two “spikes” for horns. Native to central and northern India, Nilgai are the second largest species of Antelope. A mature male Nilgai can weigh about 600 lbs. Their lifespan is about 20 years.