Project Description



Animal Class: Mammals

Length: 90-140 cm

Weight: 40-130 kg

Life Span: 5-10 years

Diet: Herbivore

Habitat: Grass plains and mountains

Sheep have very good memories. They can remember at least 50 individual sheep and humans for years. They do this by using a similar neural process and part of the brain that humans use to remember. Sheep have been shown to display emotions, some of which can be studied by observing the position of their ears. Contrary to popular belief, sheep are extremely intelligent animals capable of problem solving. They are considered to have a similar IQ level to cattle and are nearly as clever as pigs. Like various other species including humans, sheep make different vocalisations to communicate different emotions. They also display and recognise emotion by facial expressions. Sheep are known to self-medicate when they have some illnesses. They will eat specific plants when ill that can cure them. Sheep are precocial (highly independent from birth) and gregarious (like to be in a group).

Our Sheep: Bucky (male), Otis (male), Evan (male), Sadie (female) and Emma (female)

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