What Are Some Interesting Facts About Sheep?

Sheep Grazing
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Interesting facts about sheep include:

  • Sheep are intelligent creatures that are able to memorize people, self-medicate themselves and also used different ranges of vocalizations to communicate with each other.
  • Although sheep are independent creatures, they tend to prefer staying together in groups.
  • Sheep are often criticized as being simple-minded creatures; however, that is not the case.

  • On average, sheep have the ability to memorize up to 50 different people and animals.
  • They are also able to self medicate.When sheep are sick, they search for specific plants to eat, which will heal them.
  • Sheep also have the ability to show emotions through their expressions. Using their ears, trainers can see whether or not the sheep is happy, sad or upset.