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Five Works about Sheep & Goats to Ring in the Lunar New Year

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy Chinese New Year to ewe! To celebrate, here are five works featuring these auspicious animals.

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A Flock of Sheep Descend on Bryant Park to Kick Off ‘Wool Week’

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Bryant Park, in midtown Manhattan, is set to welcome a new sort of visitor this week: Thirty sheep will be making their home in the park in a 40-foot-by-40-foot, plexiglass-enclosed area where they will be able to roam and munch on the grass.

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New Lamb 'Irene Hope' Born at Central Park Zoo

Friday, September 02, 2011

While Tropical Storm Irene was churning up the East Coast, a surprising thing happened. A new lamb was born in a stable in the Central Park Zoo. According to the zoo, it is rare for a lamb to be born at this time of year.

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US Military Offers Sheep as Apology for Killings in Afghanistan

Monday, April 12, 2010

In rural village of Khataba Afghanistan, one bereaved man, scarred more than most by the war, became the recipient of an unusual American apology.

The top U.S. special operations commander Afghanistan, Vice Adm. William McRaven traveled to the village to ask for forgiveness. He offered condolences to Haji Sharabuddin, the patriarch of a family that lost  five members when a U.S. special forces raid went awry. But it wasn't the personal appearance of top brass that made the moment so unusual, it was that the American forces made a traditional Afghan offering of two sacrificial sheep.