The mystery of the sheep that go around in circles seems solved
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a herd of sheep walked in circles for more than 12 days in china, so the strange event caused a commotion among the nearby farms, since the reason was unknown. Nevertheless, the answer would seem to be simpler than previously thought.

The event began to take place on November 4 in the area of ​​northern Chinamore specifically, in the city of Baotou, in Inner Mongolia.

When the news broke, there was speculation that it might be an infection known as listeriosis. This disease is caused by the consumption of food contaminated with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes. This virus inflames the brain, which is why it causes an alteration in the mobility of the sheep.

The mystery of the sheep that turn in circles for more than 12 days

An expert’s explanation of how sheep go in circles

According to information from Newsweekthe teacher Matt Bell from the Department of Agriculture at the University of Hartpury in Gloucester explained his view on the mysterious herd movement..

The specialist provided a much simpler answer than that of the infection; he considers that the circular movement of the sheep is due to the fact that they are “stressed” by staying in the pen for a long period of time.

This is not OK. then the others sheep they come together like herd animals and join or join their friends,” the expert clarified.

Neverthelessthis is the only pen of the 34 on the farm whose sheep present this behavior. According to its owner, Miao, some members of the herd began to turn in circles and, later, the others joined. Similarly, some sheep sometimes stop and look at their penmates, but after a while they resume their course.


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