Gulf Coast Native Sheep

Gulf Coast Native Sheep

Among sheep breeds, these sheep are particularly robust in hot and humid climates such as the Gulf Coast of North America. Sheep were among one of the very first domesticated animals, and have been part of human life as companions, a wool source and a meat source for millennia. Many thousands of years of selective breeding have produced a large of number of breeds specialized for different purposes and climates. Gulf Coast native sheep are known for having a natural resistance to hoof rot and for being particularly resistant to parasites.

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The individual barnyard animals at Outback Station are rotated in and out of the petting zoo at various times of the day. Guests may enjoy time with the animals anytime except during the coldest or rainiest conditions, but it will always be a surprise to find which specific breeds and individual animals are there to greet them.

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