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Sheep (Nature's Children)

Dan Doyle

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ISBN 10: 0717291227 / ISBN 13: 9780717291229
Published by Grolier Academic Reference, 1997
Used Condition: VERY GOOD Hardcover
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1997-06. Grolier Academic Reference. . Hardcover. Book: VERY GOOD. 48pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1562086

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Title: Sheep (Nature's Children)

Publisher: Grolier Academic Reference

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of sheep, focusing on those found on a farm, in the zoo, or at a circus.

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Sheep, the species Ovis aries, are descended from the mouflon, an endangered wild sheep native to Asia Minor and Cyprus. The mouflon has a reddish-brown hair coat with an undercoat that is shed seasonally. Europe also has a mouflon that prefers rocky slopes of mountains and may have escaped from flocks of primitive domesticated sheep. Wild and domestic sheep and goats belong to the sub-family Caprini, which evolved ten to twenty million years ago in the mountains of Central Asia. They are in the order of mammals Artiodactyla, which means even-toed, hoofed. That order includes ruminant livestock such as cattle....

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