Baby Lambs Mean Spring is Bah Bah Back at Prospect Park Zoo

By Leslie Albrecht on April 15, 2013 2:37pm 

 Two new babydoll southdown sheep joined the Prospect Park Zoo family recently.
Two new babydoll southdown sheep joined the Prospect Park Zoo family recently.
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Julie Larsen Maher

BROOKLYN — Spring is bahh-bahh-back and the Prospect Park Zoo has some new wee woolly friends to prove it.

Two new sheep were born last month to help usher in the season. The brother-sister pair are "babydoll southdown" sheep, a breed whose diminutive stature and docile nature make them popular pets, according to the North American Babydoll Southdown Association and Registry.

Baby lamb Arthur weighed in at 8 pounds when he was born, while sister Brooklyn was just 6 pounds. Arthur is expected to grow to about 175 pounds, and little Brooklyn will one day tip the scales at 120 pounds, zoo officials said. They've been eating daily under the watchful eye of mama sheep, Ginger.

The pair will likely drop a few pounds next month when the animals will be shorn at the zoo's annual Fleece Festival on May 18 and 19.

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