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Newly born in the Dutch jungle I was too late, only by a few minutes, to witness the birth. The little lamb, still wet from the womb, now lies tenderly on the fresh straw bedding. breathing fresh earthly air and already loved by its mother, only bleeding a bit.  What a sight. Domestic sheep,Geotagged,Ovis aries,The Netherlands,birth,lamb,sheep,zwartbles Click/tap to enlarge

Newly born in the Dutch jungle

I was too late, only by a few minutes, to witness the birth. The little lamb, still wet from the womb, now lies tenderly on the fresh straw bedding. breathing fresh earthly air and already loved by its mother, only bleeding a bit. What a sight.

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  1. She's a Zwartbles, a native dutch sheep from Friesland, btw. Posted 9 years ago
  2. Touching story, thanks for sharing Ludo! Posted 9 years ago
    1. And that for a first time me visiting an animal farm alone, with my Canon. To witness this newborn love was pretty touching indeed. Thanks for your reply! Posted 9 years ago

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Sheep are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name "sheep" applies to many species in the genus ''Ovis'', in everyday usage it almost always refers to ''Ovis aries''. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep.

Sheep are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia. One of the earliest animals.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Mar 8, 2012. Captured Mar 8, 2012 16:10 in Geurtsvenweg 6, 6006 Weert, The Netherlands.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/25s
  • ISO800
  • 73mm