Ten fun facts about Rams

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Fact 1
Rams are gregarious, precocial, defenseless creatures. They flock together for protection and have a flight zone which is the space they keep between themselves and others.

Fact 2
An adult ram could weigh as much as 53 kg to 127 kg and its height to the shoulder is around 32 inches to 40 inches.

Fact 3
Rams have a split in their upper lip which enables them to pick preferred leaves off the plant.

Fact 4
They have large curled horns and these serve as a status symbol and weapon when battling other rams over mating rights.

Fact 5
Rams do not like to walk in water or move through narrow openings. They prefer to move into the wind and uphill.

Fact 6
They are herbivores and their diet mainly consists of cacti, grasses, plants and forbs. Rams use their hooves and horns to get rid of the spines when eating cacti and the juice inside.

Fact 7
These animals have an excellent sense of hearing though they have a poor depth perception. They live 9 to 15 years.

Fact 8
The collective name for a group is a herd or flock. Males are called Rams or bucks and females are called Ewes. A castrated male is called a Wether.

Fact 9
The rut is the mating season of ruminant animals.

Fact 10
Ewes have 1 to 3 lambs per litter per year. The gestation period is 145 – 155 days.

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Are wooly, horned ruminant grazing mammals that may be wild or domesticated.