Chris the sheep's massive fleece has become a museum exhibit
February 18, 2016 - Uncategorized
Chris the sheep once got lost in Australian bushland, but now he’s a world record holder and a museum exhibit.
The sheep was found in August 2015 wandering in a paddock by a member of the public on Mulligan’s Flat, north of Canberra
Due to the length of time he was out in the world, Chris was sporting an unusually large amount of fleece. The weight of the wool made it difficult for him to walk and he may have had only weeks to live
After it was noticed that Chris wasn’t moving, he was taken to an RSPCA shelter and eventually sheared by Ian Elkins, a four-time Australian Shearing Championship winner. The event was live tweeted Read more…