Just the facts



Sheep were animals of sacrifice to God, back in the Old Testament, before the true Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, came into the world to be a once-and-for-all sacrifice for the sins of men (John 1:35-37, Hebrews 7:26-27, Hebrews 9:28).

Today, we’re known as the sheep of His pasture, hearing the voice of the Good Shepherd every day (Psalm 100:3, John 10:1-18).

Below are some interesting facts you should know about sheep:

  1. The scientific name for sheep is “Ovis aries.”
  2. Sheep have very good memories. 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.
  3. Research has shown/proven that sheep have emotions some of which can be studied by observing the position of their ears.
  4. Contrary to popular misconception, sheep are extremely intelligent animals, capable of problem solving. They are considered to have a similar IQ level to cattle and are nearly as clever as pigs.
  5. Like various other species, including humans, sheep make different vocalisations to communicate different emotions. They also display and recognise emotion by facial expressions.



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