The story behind Rue du Bélier

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A ram – in this instance a male bighorn sheep – surveys his territory.

Rue du Bélier is named after the adult male sheep (the ram). Rams are recognizable by their large spiral horns. Now raised around the world for their wool, meat and milk, sheep were among the first animals domesticated by human beings. Male sheep are called rams, the females are ewes and young sheep are lambs.