Zel

Synonyms: 
Mazandarani, Chiva
Special Characteristics: 
The Zel is a small meat-type animal and the only thin tailed sheep breed in Iran.
Main Location: 
The main distribution is on the northern slopes of the Elburz mountain range in the provinces of Mazendaran and Golestan, from Talesh to Gorgan regions. A limited number also exist in some parts of Samnan province.
Habitat: 
Mountains with rainfed foothills and foothill steppes with < 950 mm.
Species: