Mystery Of Sheep Walking In Circle For 12 Days May Be Solved

  • A scientist says there is a possible explanation for the bizarre phenomenon involving a huge flock of sheep caught on film walking in a circle for 12 days straight in China.
  • The eerie video, which was posted on Twitter last week by the Chinese state-run outlet People’s Daily, shows dozens of the animals marching around and around on a farm in China’s remote Inner Mongolia region.
  • The tweet accompanying the creepy footage assured viewers that the sheep are healthy — and the expert suggests there also could be a very natural reason behind the animals’ striking behavior, which has unnerved and mystified people around the world.
  • “It looks like the sheep are in the pen for long periods, and this might lead to stereotypic behavior, with the repeated circling due to frustration about being in the pen and limited,” said Matt Bell, a professor at the Department of Agriculture at Hartpury University in Gloucester, England, to Newsweek.