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A wild sheep (Ovis vignei syn. O. orientalis subsp. vignei), of Central and South Asia, having a reddish-brown coat and long, curved horns in the male.

[Western dialectal Punjabi huṛeāl (eastern Punjabi huṛiār), from Prakrit huḍa-, ram, from Sanskrit huḍaḥ, of unknown origin.]


(Animals) a variant spelling of oorial


(ˈʊər i əl)

a wild sheep, Ovis orientalis, of S Asia.
[1885–90; < Punjabi hureāl]
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Noun1.urial - bearded reddish sheep of southern Asiaurial - bearded reddish sheep of southern Asia
genus Ovis, Ovis - sheep
wild sheep - undomesticated sheep
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Herds of mouflon and urial, both subspecies of wild sheep, increased their numbers to four and 10 with two and four births each.
Community-based Trophy Hunting Programme of wild ungulates (Markhor, Urial, Ibex and Blue Sheep) is being successfully implemented in Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the community-based Trophy Hunting Programme of wild ungulates (Markhor, Urial, Ibex and Blue Sheep) has helped greatly in conservation efforts due to financial benefits for local communities attached to trophy hunting.
Besides this, the area also has Ladakh Urial (smallest of the wild sheep also known as red sheep), Tibetan wolf, wild dog, red fox, etc.
The region is home to many rare species, such as Marco Polo sheep, ibex, markhor, urial, blue sheep, lynx, snow leopard, leopard cat, brown and black bears, wolf, fox, marmote, chakor and ram chakor and golden eagle.
Western Himalayan goat (Naemorhedus goral); blue sheep (Pseudois nayur nayur); Sind wild goat (Capra aegagrus blythi); Chiltan wild goat (Capra aegagrus chialtnensis); Asiatic or Himalayan ibex (Ibex siberica); flare horned markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri); straight horned markhor (Capra falconeri megaceros); blandford urial (Ovis vignei blandfordi); Afghan urial (Ovis vignei cycloceros); Punjab urial (Ovis vignei punjabiensis); Ladakh urial (Ovis vignei vignei); Marcopolo sheep (Ovis ammon polii).
While no wild ancestor of lineage A has been recognized to date, and no evidence has been determined to support that Urial and Argali wild sheep might be the originators (Meadows et al.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's successful trophy hunting programme has ensured the sustainability of game species like Markhor, Urial, Ibex and Blue Sheep that were on the verge of extinction only few years ago.
Domestic sheep can interbreed with mouflon (Ovis orientalis orientalis), urial (Ovis orientalis vignei), and argali (Ovis ammon), complicating study of the origins of sheep breeds (Guo et al.
Peretz describes in detail how her sons Urial and Eliraz were killed in Israel's wars and her husband died of illness, and how her faith in God has kept her going since then.
Then west to the several urial sheep and on to the mouflons ("moufliforms").
Himalayan ibex (Capra ibex sibirica) Blue sheep (Pseudois nayaur) Astore markhor (Capra falconeri falconeri) Ladakh urial (Ovis vignei) Marco polo sheep (Ovis ammon polii) and Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) in Gilgit-Baltistan.