Schleich Farm World Ram
Domestic sheep are one of the first domestic animals ever! They were domesticated about 9,000 to 11,000 years ago. Male sheep, also called rams, have large, spiral horns on their heads.
- Binomial name: Ovis aries
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- Primary Habitat: Domesticated
Sheep are able to look behind themselves without having to turn their heads.
Sheep have been kept as agricultural farm animals for centuries and provide meat, skin and wool. As herbivores and ruminants they graze and chew the cud by turns. Because there are hundreds of sheep breeds, these mammals can differ considerably as far as their fur and size is concerned. Sheep weigh between 45 and 180 kilograms and can reach ten to twenty years of age. They compensate for their impaired spatial eyesight with an excellent sense of hearing and a very sensitive sense of smell. In a flock, sheep mostly follow the instructions of a shepherd. However, they have their own hierarchy as well.