Malvika Patel

How Well Do 'Ewe' Know your Sheep?


Sheep are farm animals but did you know that they are so much like us humans! 

 

  1. Brainiacs

 

Sheep have a memory that can rival humans’! They can remember at least 50 individual sheep and humans for years. They do this by using a similar neural process and part of the brain that humans use to remember.

 

2. Emotional

 

 

Sheep can look happy or sad. They show emotions, some of which can be seen by observing the position of their ears.

 

3. Intelligent

It’s a common belief that sheep are not the smartest animals. But we have been wrong all along. Sheep are extremely intelligent animals that are even capable of problem-solving. They are considered to have a similar IQ level to cattle and are nearly as clever as pigs.

 

4. Sounds, voices

 

Just like humans and some other animals, sheep make different vocalizations to communicate different emotions. 

 

5. Facial Expressions

Sheep show and recognize emotion through facial expressions.