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see sheepsheep,
common name for many species of wild and domesticated ruminant mammals of the genus Ovis of the Bovidae, or cattle, family. The male is called a ram (if castrated it is a wether), the female is called a ewe, and their offspring is a lamb.
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But following the introduction and spread of mouflon sheep (Ovis musimon), pigs, and other alien ungulates on Mauna Loa, the silversword population declined precipitously.