What is a baby sheep called?

So, you are wondering what is a baby sheep called? Or you really want to know a few interesting facts about baby sheep? You came to the right place. I find young sheep most fascinating in the animal kingdom, so in the next few paragraphs, I’ll try to share their uniqueness with you as well.

What is a baby sheep called? The most used English word for young sheep is lamb. Still, there are many other names that we are using to describe baby sheep today, such as weaner or shearling. Read further ahead to find out more details on lamb life.

Are sheep smart? Can the answer surprise you?

In our culture sheep are considered low in intelligence, and even downright stupid. Does anyone remember George Washington’s declaration? “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” Even today in Urban Dictionary to be called “a sheep” is to be someone who mindlessly follows other people’s orders.

Contrary to popular belief, sheep are smart and intelligent animals. They are capable of problem-solving and many scientists are placing them on a similar IQ level as cattle and on a nearly similar level as pigs.