Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Baby Doll Southdown Sheep


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Ovis aries
PROFILE:

The Southdown sheep is a small hoofed mammal with a dense fleece of white, fine textured wool. They are hornless and versatile, adapting to either arid or grassland areas. Male sheep are called rams and female sheep are called ewes. Come meet our sheep at the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo!

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Cetartiodactyla (even-toed ungulate)
NATIVE TO:
Canada and United States
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - up to 19 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Flocks
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