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Somali Black Headed Sheep

Ovis aries

  1. Not Evaluated
  2. Data Deficient
  3. Least Concern
  4. Near Threatened
  5. Vulnerable
  6. Endangered
  7. Critically Endangered
  8. Extinct in the Wild
  9. Extinct

About Us

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.

Distribution
Somalia and South Africa.
Habitat
Drylands.
Weight
Average 68kgs
Threats
Raised for meat across Africa.