Got Milk? What can a visit to New Zealand be without seeing sheep? According to one myth, New Zealand has 3 million people and 60 million sheep! Although this was true in the past, it was estimated that there were 40.1 million estimated resident sheep at 30 June 2006 (versus a human population of 4 million), giving a ratio of 10 sheep per person. I was lucky to catch this baby lamb looking for a drink of milk in a field along Milford Road.