Ewe cleaning newborn lambs

Ewe cleaning newborn lambs

C007/3069 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.8MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Ewe cleaning newborn lambs. The domestic sheep (Ovis aries) is raised on farms for its meat and wool. Birthing takes place in the spring, and the mother cleans the newborn lambs, removing the amniotic sac using her tongue. She will also eat the placenta (afterbirth). The act of cleaning a lamb encourages it to stand on its own feet and start to move around. This ewe is a Texel breed of sheep. Photographed in the UK.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: adult, afterbirth, agricultural, agriculture, amniotic sac, animal, animal care, animal husbandry, biological, biology, birth, birthing, breed, britain, british, cleaning, county durham, domestic sheep, domesticated, england, english, europe, european, farm, farming, fauna, female, instinct, instinctive, lamb, lambing, lambs, licking, livestock, mammal, maternal, nature, neonatal, neonate, newborn, ovis aries, placenta, placental, removal, removing, reproduction, reproductive, rural, sheep, spring, stimulating, stimulation, texel, tongue, uk, united kingdom, veterinary medicine, young, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.