Yes, These Are Really Called "Babydoll Lambs"

Baby Doll Lambs Prospect Park Zoo
Julie Larsen Maher © WCS

Sorry, all other species names. Thanks for playing, but you've been beat. These are babydoll lambs. The Prospect Park Zoo, part of the Wildlife Conservation Society system in New York, recently welcomed a brother and sister pair to its babydoll lamb family. Arthur and Brooklyn were born to mother Ginger last month, and are growing a little every day.

Arthur, who weighed eight pounds at birth, will grow to be about 175 pounds. Brooklyn was only six pounds when she was born, but her expected adult size is 120 pounds.

WCS says the babydoll lamb, also called the miniature Southdown, is the oldest known purebred sheep in the world.


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