Senegal reality TV show features prettiest sheep

Senegal reality TV show features prettiest sheep

Dakar : Senegal | Oct 11, 2012 at 5:09 AM PDT
Source: Associated Press
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The street level of Ousmane Ndiaye's building features a fabric shop...Senegal is a nation where sheep are given names and kept inside homes as companions and the most popular television show is "Khar Bii," or literally, "This Sheep," in the local Wolof language. It's an American Idol-style nationwide search for Senegal's most perfect specimen. Now in its fourth season, the show airs several times a week in the months leading up to Eid al-Adha, or Tabaski, as it's known here. In Senegal, the sheep's ties to the important religious holiday have made them a part of many urban families in this predominantly Muslim country of 12.8 million people.

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