Baaaa! Baaaa! You’ll quickly get used to these sounds in the @zermatt.matterhorn Region… as you’ll hear them a lot when you’re hiking through meadows. If you’re lucky, like @lets.capturetheworld, you’ll meet these cute, little creatures – Valais Blacknose sheep! This particular species of mountain sheep has only been recognised since 1962. But it was first mentioned in writing back in the year 1400. One thing is certain, in any case: the sheep are eye-catching, mainly because of their horns, white fleece and contrasting black areas around their noses, eyes, ears and front knees. In summer, the sheep live in the rugged high mountains and forage for food on the steep, rocky slopes. In winter, they graze on pastures around the villages in @valaiswallis.