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Cameroon sheep

Cameroon sheep

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Scientific Name:

Ovis aries cameroon_dwarf


Western Africa, mainly found in the Sudanese savanna of Cameroon.


Herbivore. Herbs, grasses, leaves, buds, shoots


Habitat:  Domestic animal / Humid forested areas, savanna.

Gestation: 5 months, 1-2 lambs

Social structure: Flocks

Weight: males 30kg, females 20kg

Dimensions:  Shoulder height males 60cm, females 50cm

Lifespan: 10-12

Estimated population in the wild: Domesticated / common

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Threats:  The Cameroon sheep is a domestic species, therefore not endangered.

Did you know that:

The Cameroon Sheep has no wool, but thick, tight hair, with an extra undercoat during winter months. This winter coat is shed automatically once spring arrives.

It is well adapted to hot and humid climates, that is why it can live in rainforest areas of West Africa.

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