Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Sheep Ovis aries

Photo: Mark Yokoyama

Classification

Bovidae [family]
Ovis [genus] (1)
aries [species]

Classification

Bovidae [family]
Ovis [genus] (1)
aries [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Notes on presence status Used as livestock. Individuals have a tendency to roam and in the process cause damage to the flora of the islands.

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