Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Friday, August 23, 2019

Sheep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Ovis aries Linn

 

Common name

 

Sheep

 

Hindi

 

Bharal

 

Tamil

 

Chemmeri Aadu

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The animal is considered sacred by the Kurubas of Karnataka who depend on the sheep for their livelihood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna,  (Penguin Book India, 2010)

 

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