Soay Sheep

INTRODUCTION

The Soay sheep is a breed of domestic sheep (Ovis aries) descended from a population of feral sheep on the 100-hectare island of Soay in the St Kilda Archipelago, about 65 kilometres from the Western Isles of Scotland. It is one of the Northern European short-tailed sheep breeds.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Ovis aries

Status:

Domesticated

Size:

Up to 60 cm

Weight:

25 to 40 Kg

Life Span in Wild:

12 years

Habitat:

Shore line, grassland

Diet:

Herbivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Grass, seaweed, moss

Where Do I Live?

Isle of Soay

Do I Have Any Predators?

Humans

How Do I Live?

Diurnal. Flocks but have a tendency to scatter rather than flock.

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