- Not Evaluated
- Data Deficient
- Least Concern
- Near Threatened
- Critically Endangered
- Extinct in the Wild
The Somali black headed sheep does not grow wool, but rather hair due to its
natural habitat being the areas of southern Africa. Much like goats, this helps the sheep to tolerate heat better.
These animals were specifically bred for the large quantity of fat that is stored in their tails, which was essential during times of drought.
- Somalia and South Africa.
- Average 68kgs
- Raised for meat across Africa.