If you have sheep or have ever spent time around these animals, you probably know that they don’t really like being in water. In fact, they will usually even avoid crossing little streams if they can . But can sheep swim if they have to?
Most of us think of sheep as farm animals. We think of herds grazing amongst the fields and hillsides. That they’re raised for wool or meat instills this, but can they make good pets? Sheep are smarter than we normally think they are. They’re also often docile and can easily be trained. Having a pet
Have you ever if sheep have horns? It’s a common question, and the answer is yes, sometimes. Whether a sheep has horns or doesn’t depends on its breed and sometimes whether it is a male or a female sheep. There are some sheep breeds in which both rams and ewes have horns, but there are
Do you assume that sheep are dumb? If so, you might be surprised to learn this actually isn’t the case. While they’re not the smartest animal, they have some keen and useful instincts. Are sheep smart? Regardless of what we previously understood, yes – sheep are very smart. They interact with the world in a
A sheep’s only defense against predators is to run. That’s one of the main reasons they have a keen flocking instinct (the more sheep they surround themselves with, the less likely it is that they will be eaten). About a quarter million sheep and lambs are killed by predators in the United States each year.