The Sheep

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  • Life span: Between 5 and 10 years
  • Where it lives: Passions and mountain regions
  • Diet: Erbivor
  • Class: Mammals
  • Scientific Name: Ovis Aries
  • What to eat: Weeds, flowers, grass
  • Predators: Coyotes, wolves, people


Sheep live all over the globe outside the Antarctic, regardless of the climate: desert or tropical forest. Most are in Australia.

Sheep (Ovis aries) is a ruminant mammal, bee-digested, almost in all domestic cases, being the most widely distributed among the domestic animals, grown for wool, skin, meat and milk.

Domestic varieties are the most widely distributed among domestic animals and can be found in almost all countries of the world.

More than 800 domestic sheep breeds were created. The breeds are adapted from desert to tropical conditions.

Sheep’s Food

These animals live in flocks only in the domestic environment. They are vegetarian, feeding on weeds and grass, and during grain winter. Their names vary according to sex and age.

Thus, the male sheep is called ram and the baby sheep is called lamb.

Sheep and rams have hollow, unbounded horns that do not fall.

The ram’s horns are massive and curved spiral. The adult female horns are short and very slightly curved.

Sheep’s Appearance

The sheep has a chubby body that is covered with a white, brown or black curly fur, depending on the species it belongs to. The face is narrow and long, with 2 sharp ears on the side, and the tail with which the body ends is short. The legs end with two fingers, which continue with hooves in place of nails.

Only the male has bent and long horns. The sheep are white, brown or black depending on the species they belong to. The sheep are hoofed animals, having hoof split in two.

They are ruminant animals, with incisive upper teeth missing and a stomach with four compartments. The sheep have a long, narrow snout and sharp ears.

The length of the sheep is on average 1.5 m, with a short tail and an adult can weigh from 75-200 kg. In the wild the animals are sprinkled and climbers.

Sheep’s Characteristics

Too many behavior is not to say. The sheep has little behavior, she acts instinctively: she is eating because she is hungry, she drinks because she is thirsty, she runs when she feels threatened and runs in the flock.

It rumbles, goes, beggars and makes the famous “olives”. I can live without water for a long time and can pull the grass that is very close to the earth, while cows can’t do that. It is known that where the sheep passes, there are no more. That he does not have any more.

It also lays the termites. The best example is the sheep itself: The sheep is the land, and the wool is the grass, and when it comes to its crusher, it remains a bald earth.

Sheep’s Reproduction

Like many other animals raised for meat and milk, they enter heat at regular intervals in the fall months, although this may vary depending on where they are grown.

In temperate climates, the sheep may be hot at any time of the year. The sheep bear 1-2 lambs.

These few hours after birth are already able to follow their mother on shorter distances.

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