Vienna in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Where in the World?: Scotland
Habitat: Domestic animal
Lifespan: 10 to 12 years
Diet: Grasses, grains, plants
Number of offspring: 1 to 2
Soay Sheep get their name from the island where they originated from that is off the coast of Scotland.
Lacks the flocking instinct of many breeds. Attempts to work them using sheep dogs result in a scattering of the group.
The breed is becoming smaller because of the change in climate.
Status in the Wild: Common
Erected by Roer's Zoofari.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals • Environment.
Location. 38° 58.326′ N, 77° 18.841′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Virginia, in Fairfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Hunter Mill Road (Virginia Route 674) and Cobble Mill Road, on the right when traveling east on Hunter Mill Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna VA 22182, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are African Pygmy Goat (here, next to this marker); Kune Kune Pig (a few steps from this marker); Sacred Ibis (within shouting distance of this marker); White Faced Capuchin (within shouting distance of this marker); Budgerigar (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of Mack S. "Jack" Crippen, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named African Pygmy Goat (about 400 feet away); Fallow Deer (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 9, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.