Fewer around animal (3)
I believe the answer is:
'animal' is the definition.
(I've seen this before)
'fewer around' is the wordplay.
'around' indicates the answer is hidden within the clue.
'EWE' is hidden in the letters of 'fewer'.
(Other definitions for ewe that I've seen before include "Directions", "Female in a fleece?", "Female ovine", "She'll provide material to knit", "The sort of beast".)