Dwarf Sheep

Ovis aries

Geographical Distribution: Distributed practically around the world; they are domesticated animals.

Diet: Herbivore. Grasses and tender leaves of small bushes.

Reproduction: Viviparous. Females have on average one lamb per birth after 5 months gestation.

Behaviour: Gregarious animals that live in herds, while grazing together. They have the instinct to follow who is at the front of the herd, the leader, as well as the instinct to flee when they feel threatened, never trying to fight to defend themselves. It is also important to remain in large flocks, because a lone sheep is more vulnerable and more easily attacked and predated on than when in a herd. Very docile animals, not only with other animals, but also with humans.

Conservation status: Least Concern (IUCN)


Class: Mammalia

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Length: 60-80 cm

Lifespan: 10-12 years

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