Record breaking indeed…..
An enormously overgrown sheep that spent years in the wild and was saddled with so much wool that it could barely walk underwent a lifesaving “haircut” last month that removed more than 90 lbs. (41 kilograms) of fleece. Now, the animal affectionately known as Chris the Sheep has set a new Guinness World Records for having the most wool removed in a single shearing.
Chris the Sheep was found roaming around Weston Creek, Australia, on Sept. 2. Named by the wandering hiker who discovered him, the Merino sheep was then rescued by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), a community-based charity that works to prevent animal cruelty.
“It took us a few days to find him, and five staff members (plus the finder) to get him back to the shelter,” RSPCA representatives said in a statement. “It was obvious that he had been away from his herd and human contact for at least five years, as his merino wool had grown to an incredible mass.” [Gallery of Wonders: The Weirdest World Records]