Aoudads, known also as Barbery Sheep, are exceptionally well adapted to the arid rocky and mountain habitats. Their jumping power helps them clear a 6.6 feet (2 m) obstacle from a standing start. even newborns are able to climb rocky terrain within hours of birth. Their diet consists of sparse grasses, bushes, acacia and lichens.
Aoudads live 10 years in the wild and 20 years in captivity.