Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Artiodactyla
Family - Bovidae
Genus - Ovis

Sheep

Ratings

It is thought that the domestic sheep originated from central Europe and Asia. Today, there are at least 1 billion sheep on the planet, with commercial sheep farming most commonly found in New Zealand, Australia, parts of North America and the United King
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Ovis Aries
Type - Mammal
Diet - Herbivore
Size - 90-140cm (35-55in)
Weight - 40-130kg (88-298lbs)
Top Speed - 40km/h (25mph)
Life Span - 5-10 years
Lifestyle - Herd
Conservation Status - Least Concern
Appearance
Colour - Brown, White, Yellow, Black
Skin Type - Wool
Favourite Food - Grass
Habitat - Grass plains and mountainous regions
Average Clutch Size - 1
Main Prey - Grass, Weeds, Flowers
Predators - Human, Wolves, Coyote
Distinctive Features - Thick, woolly coat and short tail

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