Dwarf Sheep – Карельский зоопарк

Dwarf Sheep

Class: Mammals

Order: Artiodactyla

Family: Bovidae

Weight: 8-20 kg

Height: 40-50 cm

Body length: about 50 cm

Color: can be black, brown, white, or gray

Age of sexual maturity: 6-7 months

Gestation period: 140-150 days

Lifespan: up to 25 years

Habitat: Dwarf sheep are native to the French island of Ushant or the Shetland Islands, as well as Western and Central Africa.

Diet: grass, twigs, enjoy cooked salt

Did you know?

  • They have good hearing and are sensitive to sudden noises.
  • The lateral placement of their eyes and horizontally elongated pupils increase their field of view to approximately 270-320°, allowing them to see behind without turning their heads.