Saturday, January 24, 2015

Fact of the Day: Sheep Ancestor

Sheep were one of the very first animals domesticated by humans, which has led us to the sheep we know of today. Sheep are believed to have descended from the wild species of the Ovis genus known as Mouflons. They are native to parts of Europe and Asia. 

19 comments:

  1. You know, I hadn't even thought of where sheep came from in the beginning, now I know.

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  2. I just think headache when I look at those animals.

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  3. Guess they were too big to become as popular as cats and dogs

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  4. It's the Year of the Sheep in Chinese astrology this year:)

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  5. I didn't know that! I would have assumed cats or dogs were the first to be domesticated.

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  6. but why did you use the photo of goats? :)

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  7. It is always fun to learn something everyday, thanks for sharing!

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  8. I imagine this came about because goats are so easy to maintain. They graze on just about anything.

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  9. They look very strong.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  10. I thought Mouflons had to do with UFOs...(smile). Baaa joke.

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