This is baa-rking! Little lamb stands out from the herd with its bizarre bleating
- Eight-week lamb has a distinctive sound when roaming between herds
- Releases high-pitched "baa" that try to reproduce the sound of the sheep
- The comic material was recorded in Aarat in the Australian state of Victoria
This is the weird moment when an eight week old lamb makes a distinctive bleating when walking around in its flock in Australia.
The footage shot in Aarat, Victoria State, shows a small animal gazing past the fence of its enclosure before it goes to the other lambs and sheep.
In order to recreate the sounds of the sheep, the lamb releases a high-pitched, high-pitched "baa" that is different from its flock.
The eight-week-old lamb shows an unmistakable bleat in Aarat in the Australian state of Victoria
During the clip, which was filmed on August 17th, the animal walks around its stable while the sounds of other sheep and lambs can be heard in the background.
The creature then opens its mouth and makes an unusual "baa" sound.
Lambs are often born around 145 days after the ewe are pregnant and are dependent on their mothers for the first four to six months of their lives.
They can walk just minutes after they are born and often mature by the age of a year.
A mature domestic sheep usually has a thick layer of fleece on its body, whereas wild sheep do are mostly variations of brown tones.
The lamb listens to the sounds of the other sheep and lambs as it walks around its coop
The creature releases a high-pitched "Baa" that is different from its herd.
In 2017, research by University College Dublin found that the vibration sounds used by sheep are an effective way of conveying acoustic signals of animal identity to the listener.
During their study, scientists asked a group of human volunteers to listen to synthetic calls to see if they could notice subtle differences.
They found that the vibrato used by animals like sheep helped listeners recognize patterns.
Speaking to The Land, researcher and study author Benjamin Charlton said at the time: & # 39; Our results suggest that vibrato-like pitch modulation has evolved because it improves the perception of formants, important acoustic components of animal calls that encode important information about the size and identity of the caller. "