One of the earliest domesticated animals, sheep were domesticated in the Middle East around 10,000 years ago. Sheep come in various shapes and sizes depending on the breed. Males are larger than females and have larger and curvier horns. Sheep store fat in their tail.
Very timid and has a flocking instinct that keeps it close to the herd. Gets easily stressed when separated. Huddles with the herd and keeps its head in the shade to protect against the sun.
Domesticated. Used for milk, meat, skin, and fiber. Raised mainly in cooler areas, but can adapt to deserts.