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Sheep

There are over 1 billion sheep in the world. A group of sheep is known as a herd, flock or mob.

 


 

Fun Facts

  • Sheep have a field of vision of around 300 degrees, allowing them to see behind themselves without having to turn their head.
  • Sheep like to stay close to others in a herd which makes them easier to move together to new pastures.
  • The oldest organised industry is raising sheep.
  • There are approximately 900 different breeds are found around the world.
  • Sheep have poor eyesight but to compensate, they have been blessed with an excellent sense of hearing.
  • Sheep do not have teeth in their upper front jaw.
  • After their birth, healthy lambs can stand within minutes and join the herd.
  • Sheep prefer to walk into the wind and uphill, rather than downhill and with the wind.
  • A male sheep is called a ram, a female sheep is called an ewe and a baby sheep is called a lamb.

 


 

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