Sheep

Sheep

Scientific name
Ovis aries
Order
mammals
Family
Social Structure
Activity
Food
Dangers
תוכנית שימור בגן
conservasion status
LC
Extinct
EX
Extinct in the Wild
EW
Critically endangered
CR
Endangered
EN
Vulnerable
VU
Near Threatened
NT
least Concern
LC
Deficient Data
DD
In the Bible

Weight
KG
200
-
20
Life Expectancy
years
22
Interesting To Know
  • Sheep are one of the most important local animals, contributing a variety of products to humans, such as wool, milk, leather, and meat. In our region, sheep became domesticated many years ago and have had a very close connection to the nation. Shepherds hold an important role in many cultures, including the local culture. Sheep were brought to various locations in the world and today, places such as New Zealand are closely identified with their large flocks of sheep.
  • At the Biblical Zoo, you can see a number of types of sheep:
  • Jacob’s sheep: an ancient type probably originating from the Middle East region, identifiable as similar to those of Jacob by its dark spots, and that is how it got its name. Males have 2 – 6 large horns on their heads.
  • Merino sheep
  • Fat tail sheep
  • Cameroun sheep: despite its name, this sheep is apparently from the Caribbean islands and not from Africa. It has a brown body, and its fur is relatively short. These sheep developed mainly for their meat.
Endangered status
lc
Worldwide
lc
Israel
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