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Animals of Barbados

Animals of Barbados range from Black Belly Sheep to Bajan Green Monkeys, Mongoose and Swimming Turtles.

The Barbados Black Belly sheep is exactly that; sheep, with black bellies. This breed of sheep originally developed in Barbados from hair sheep brought in by African slave traders in the 1600's and can still be found all over the island to this day.

These sheep are very easy to distinguish as they are brown with distinctive black hair on the inside of their legs and bellies and two black lines, called bars, which run down the front of the face inside the eyebrows all the way down to the muzzle. The ram grows coarse hair on the neck and a long heavy mane underneath.

The black belly sheep also provides very popular meat here on the island, often featured in stews and curries as well as roasts and racks of lamb.

For more information all about the Bajan Green Monkeys, Mongoose, and Swimming Turtles of Barbados, simply click on one of the links below.

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