Lambs are domesticated animals and the most common member of the bovidae family. It is a ruminant, originated from the wild sheep mouflon of the southwestern Asia.
Sheep were domesticated around 9000 ago in Iraq. Since then they have been associated with many civilizations, mainly in England and the Mediterranean, in which they are the most common kind of livestock. The world population of sheep is estimated around one billion.
Sheep have a medium sized body covered with thick, soft and curly hair. They live for about 10 to 15 years and they eat fresh greens.