Animals of the world, Sheep

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  • Mature sheep weigh from about 80 to as much as 400 pounds (35 to 180 kg)
  • Most breeds of domesticated sheep produce wool, while a few produce only hair, and wild sheep grow a combination of wool and hair
  • Colours of domestic sheep range from pure white to dark chocolate brown
  • A sheep, depending on the breed, can produce between two and 30 pounds of wool a year
  • Sheep are mainly farmed for their meat and wool, but sheep are also occasionally farmed for their milk
  • The animals prefer grazing on grass,  the other staple feed for sheep is hay, often during the winter months
  • They have a complex digestive system that is made of four chambers, allowing sheep to break down cellulose from stems, leaves, and seed hulls
  • Sheep have horizontal slit-shaped pupils, it’s estimated their field of vision is between 270 and 320 degrees
  • Sheep are flock animals and strongly gregarious. All sheep have a tendency to congregate close to other members of a flock
  • Sheep have a strong tendency to follow and a leader may simply be the first individual to move
  • Sheep’s main predators are wolves and wild cats
  • Sheep were first domesticated from wild species of sheep at least 5000 BCE
  • the life expectancy of a sheep is 10 to 12 years, though some sheep may live as long as 20 years

 

References; Nationalgeographic.com, Wikipedia, Britannica.com, BBC.com, Australiangeographic.com, Birdlife.org.au,worldwildlife.com

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