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Sheep

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Sheep

ORIGIN

Europe and Asia.

SEX

Males are Rams, Females are Ewes

WEIGHT

Rams - up to 160KG Ewes up yo 100KG

HEIGHT

Up to around 90cm - 120cm - depending on the breed

LIFESPAN

10-12 years

ANIMAL POPULATION

There are over 1 billion sheep in the world.

Animal Fun Facts
Animal Fun Facts
Did you know?
1

Young sheep are called lambs

2

A group of sheep is known as a herd, flock or mob.

3

China has the largest number of sheep in the world.

4

Sheep have rectangular pupils that give them amazing peripheral vision—it’s estimated their field of vision is between 270 and 320 degrees;

5

Sheep are herbivores that eat vegetation such as grass.

6

Sheep tend to stay close to others in a herd which makes them easier to move together to new pastures.

7

Like Cows, the digestive system of sheep features four chambers which help break down what they eat.

8

Domesticated sheep are raised for a number of agricultural products including wool for clothes and meat.

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