If you put an Ovis in a cryopod it takes off their wool and you won’t be able to shear it after releasing. You will have to wait until it grows back. So always shear them before putting them in a cryopod.
The frist time I saw mine, I was on the edge of the redwood forest near a small stream. I picked it up with my Argent, so if you want to take it home and save it for breeding or tame meat that's the way too go.