Sudanese Desert

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Synonyms: 
Sudan Desert
Subgroup: 
North African Lop-eared
Special Characteristics: 
Fairly large and long-long legged animal with a short coat of light grey colour, often splashed with brown or black; typically with pendulous ears of moderate size; both sexes have homonymously twisted horns, commonly projecting horizontally outwards; males usually have well developed bifid beards; all males and some females carry a diffuse bushy mane which extends on to the anterior part of the back; the females are poor milkers (Epstein, 1971).
Main Location: 
Inhabits in the dry areas of the Republic of Sudan, generally to the north of 12°N but nort of 10°N in Darfur and western kordofan. Also in parts of Eritrea and westwards into Chad. (Wilson, 1991).
Origin: 
These goats may be associated with the groups of Sahel goats, which include many Saharan types from Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.
Species: