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Sheep

Ovis aries

Description:

Sheep are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia. One of the earliest animals to be domesticated for agricultural purposes, sheep are raised for fleece, meat (lamb, hogget or mutton) and milk. A sheep's wool is the most widely used animal fiber, and is usually harvested by shearing. Ovine meat is called lamb when from younger animals and mutton when from older ones. Sheep continue to be important for wool and meat today, and are also occasionally raised for pelts, as dairy animals, or as model organisms for science.

Habitat:

I guess they live like 'wild' in the Irish landscape.

Notes:

Panorama with sheep. Sorry, the ProjectNoah viewport is not ideal for panoramic shots.

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Ireland

Spotted on Jun 6, 2010
Submitted on Aug 31, 2011

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