Due to farming, there are over one billion sheep in the world.
Uncastrated male sheep are called “rams”, castrated male sheep are called “wethers”, female sheep are called “ewes”, and baby sheep are called “lambs”.
A group of sheep are usually called a “herd”, “flock”, “drove” or “mob”.
Sheep can see behind them without turning their heads around. They have excellent peripheral vision, although also have poor depth perception.
Sheep are herbivores – they eat mainly grass and other plants.
Sheep are ruminants with four-chambered stomachs which break down the plants they eat.
There are over 900 breeds of sheep in the world!
Sheep do not have any upper front teeth.
It is quite common for sheep to give birth to twins.
A sheep was the first animal in the world to be cloned.
Sheep have very good memories and have been shown to remember at least 50 other sheep and humans for years.
Baby lambs are usually able to stand up and walk soon after being born.
Sheep are social animals and feel safest when they are together in a herd.
Sheep tend to follow one another everywhere!
Sheep cannot get up if they fall onto their backs - you will need to help them up to stop them from dying.
Sheep were one of the first animals to be domesticated by humans – all the way back in biblical times!