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Rescued from unethical factory farm practices, lambs and ewes now spend their days peacefully at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York. Farm Sanctuary has saved thousands of animals since 1986, and you can watch them live 24/7 on the Sheep Barn Cam! Sheep Information Currently, there are over one billion sheep that reside all over the world. Sheep are primarily kept as livestock where they are farmed to provide meat, wool, and milk. It is estimated that there are over one thousand different breeds of sheep in the world and over fifty different breeds in the US. Domestic sheep can live in a variety of terrains ranging from mountain to desert landscapes. Their crimped hair and white coloring most often identify sheep. Although, there are plenty of sheep that are dark brown and even spotted. Try identifying the individual animals on the sheep cam by their markings. A lamb is a sheep that is under fourteen months. After a lamb is older than fourteen months it is considered an ewe or a ram. A female sheep is called an ewe while a male sheep is called a ram. Both male and female sheep have the ability to grow horns. Sheep can range in weight but a ram can get as heavy as 350 lbs and can often live up to 11 years! As regular viewers of the sheep cam will notice, these are extremely intelligent and social mammals and are often underestimated because of their calm demeanor. Sheep can easily identify up to 50 other sheep or even humans for two years. They also have large, rectangular pupils that allow them to have an astounding peripheral vision of almost 360 degrees without the need to turn their head. Sheep are also herbivores and have a split in their lip to help them identify which plants are the most nutritious. Sheep’s milk is extremely nutritious! It contains a high level of calcium, vitamins A, B, and E and is actually proven to be more nutritious than cow’s milk. Sheep History Sheep have been around for centuries and have been kept for a variety of reasons. Central Asia is credited with having domesticated the first sheep about ten thousand years ago. While there is evidence of handspun wool dating back to 3,500 B.C., sheep were also traditionally used as religious sacrifices. In the 15th century, sheep became an incredibly profitable livestock. Spain used wool as a means for trade in order to fund their expeditions and send their conquistadores, including Christopher Columbus, all over the world. Probably the most well known sheep, Dolly, made headlines in 1996. Dolly was the first ever mammal to be cloned and after her passing was put on display at the Royal Museum of Scotland. We hope you enjoy Explore,org’s live sheep camera!

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Travel the rolling green hills of Upstate New York to Farm Sanctuary, a peaceful home for over 500 rescued farm animals. Watch cows, goats, sheep, alpacas, and more as they spend their days in tranquil surroundings, a world away from the factory farming industry and its sometimes cruel and inhumane conditions. Our live cams bring you into their pastures and barns to watch these animals, each with its own true tale of survival.

Since 1986, Farm Sanctuary has given lifelong care to animals rescued from mistreatment and exploitation. To learn more about the organization and its outreach, visit farmsanctuary.org.

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Rescued from unethical factory farm practices, lambs and ewes now spend their days peacefully at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, New York. Farm Sanctuary has saved thousands of animals since 1986, and you can watch them live 24/7 on the Sheep Barn Cam! Sheep Information Currently, there are over one billion sheep that reside all over the world. Sheep are primarily kept as livestock where they are farmed to provide meat, wool, and milk. It is estimated that there are over one thousand different breeds of sheep in the world and over fifty different breeds in the US. Domestic sheep can live in a variety of terrains ranging from mountain to desert landscapes. Their crimped hair and white coloring most often identify sheep. Although, there are plenty of sheep that are dark brown and even spotted. Try identifying the individual animals on the sheep cam by their markings. A lamb is a sheep that is under fourteen months. After a lamb is older than fourteen months it is considered an ewe or a ram. A female sheep is called an ewe while a male sheep is called a ram. Both male and female sheep have the ability to grow horns. Sheep can range in weight but a ram can get as heavy as 350 lbs and can often live up to 11 years! As regular viewers of the sheep cam will notice, these are extremely intelligent and social mammals and are often underestimated because of their calm demeanor. Sheep can easily identify up to 50 other sheep or even humans for two years. They also have large, rectangular pupils that allow them to have an astounding peripheral vision of almost 360 degrees without the need to turn their head. Sheep are also herbivores and have a split in their lip to help them identify which plants are the most nutritious. Sheep’s milk is extremely nutritious! It contains a high level of calcium, vitamins A, B, and E and is actually proven to be more nutritious than cow’s milk. Sheep History Sheep have been around for centuries and have been kept for a variety of reasons. Central Asia is credited with having domesticated the first sheep about ten thousand years ago. While there is evidence of handspun wool dating back to 3,500 B.C., sheep were also traditionally used as religious sacrifices. In the 15th century, sheep became an incredibly profitable livestock. Spain used wool as a means for trade in order to fund their expeditions and send their conquistadores, including Christopher Columbus, all over the world. Probably the most well known sheep, Dolly, made headlines in 1996. Dolly was the first ever mammal to be cloned and after her passing was put on display at the Royal Museum of Scotland. We hope you enjoy Explore,org’s live sheep camera!