6 Things You Didn’t Know About 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!
- 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)!
- 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.
- 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!
Ram by John McIntyre
- "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!
- 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!
- 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.