An Australian sheep shed of its coat of … 35 kilos: “I could not believe that there is really a sheep living under all this wool”
Baarack was found in a forest in the state of Victoria from where he was taken to an animal shelter north of Melbourne, the association that took care of him said in early February on Facebook.
“I couldn’t believe there was really a sheep alive under all that wool,” Pam Ahern, founder of Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary, told Nine News television.
According to her, Baarack was “a young lamb who strayed and never came back,” which is why his coat would never have been shorn for nearly five years.
For their well-being, sheep must be shorn at least once a year, otherwise it is difficult for them to survive, especially in Australia where the summers are particularly scorching and dry.
Baarack, however, did not reach the world record held by Chris, his now deceased compatriot. The latter had made the headlines in 2015 when mowing his fleece of some 41 kilos. Baarack had its heyday, however, as the video of his mowing garnered more than 2.5 million views on TikTok.