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Sheep

Ovis orientalis aries

Description:

Domestic sheep are relatively small ruminants, usually with a crimped hair called wool and often with horns forming a lateral spiral. Domestic sheep differ from their wild relatives and ancestors in several respects, having become uniquely neotenic as a result of selective breeding by humans.

Habitat:

They live in grasslands, deserts, cliffs and mountainous areas of Europe, Asia and North America, although the domesticated are found in all continents of the world.

Notes:

Diego Simón take this photo.

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IES Cervantes de Madrid. Spain
Spotted by a stud ent at IES Cervantes de Madrid. Spain

Ambite, Madrid, Spain

Lat: 40.33, Long: -3.18

Spotted on Jun 15, 2009
Submitted on May 15, 2013

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