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6 Things You Didn’t Know About Sheep

by Jill Schuman | June 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Facts about sheep, lamb is a baby sheep

Lamb by Noel Reynolds

Before I started eNZees Foot Soother, I didn’t know much about sheep despite having enjoyed the wonders of Merino wool for years. But once we began developing our own unique blend of foot wool for blister prevention, I discovered what an amazing animal the sheep really is. Did you know they are actually born with tails? And know how to self-medicate for different ailments?

Check out these six amazing facts about our favorite wooly wonders!

  1. They have great memories

Using a similar neural process as that of humans, sheep can remember 50 individual other animals and people. They can even have BFFs (best friends forever)!

  1. Say it with more emotion!

Sheep not only display different emotions with their ears, they can also read facial expressions and pick up on emotional cues.

  1. They’re fashion forward

Did you know humans have been wearing sheep wool since 10,000 B.C.? No wonder we like our Merino wool so much!

Male sheep is a ram, things you didn't know about sheep

Ram by John McIntyre
  1. "The better to see you with..."

Sheep have excellent peripheral vision. With large, rectangular pupils, they can see 360 degrees without even turning their head!

  1. Excellent lawn maintenance

President Woodrow Wilson once commissioned a flock of sheep to trim the White House lawn during World War I. No wonder it’s so green!

  1. A sheep by any other name…

Did you know a female sheep is called a ewe. A ram is a male sheep, but a castrated male is known as a wether. And, our favorite is a lamb, or a baby sheep.

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