Some of the paths in the zoo are icy, please walk with caution. 

Southdown Sheep

The Southdown sheep was developed in Sussex, England. These sheep are used for sheep products like wool, milk, and meat.

Fast Facts

  • The average weight of a Southdown sheep's fleece is 3-5lbs. 
  • They are also called baby doll sheep.
  • Black Southdown sheep are rare. 

Scientific name

Ovis aries
Range  Europe & North America
Conservation status Not Evaluated
Diet Herbivore
Zoo name(s) Dot, Jasper, & Wednesday
Zoo location The Loop

 *Dot is the smallest, Jasper is medium sized, and Wednesday is the black fleece. 

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The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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