Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park

Wiltipol Sheep

Wiltipol Sheep are a large-bodied breed of sheep that shed their wool annually and don’t grow horns. The fact that they do not require shearing keeps them safe from fly strike, a condition common to sheep who are bred for their wool. Wiltipols are therefore mainly bred for their meat and milk which is high quality, as there is no need for chemicals or the painful practice of mulesing. Females frequently give birth to twins or even triplets.

We have introduced Wiltipol Sheep to our farm 12 years ago, to add to animal-variety, but also to help us keep grass in our large fields short. Over the years, we have enjoyed the presence of these easy to care for animals, and lambing season continues to add to the charm of the park.