Chris The Sheep Breaks Guinness World Record

Chris The Sheep Breaks Guinness World Record

A sheep found wandering outside Canberra, Australia has smashed the Guinness World Record for having the most wool shaved off in a single sitting.

The sheep, a Merino named Chris, was found wandering alone outside the Australian capital in September. Merino sheep are bred for their wool and they could fall ill or even die if not sheared regularly.

Chris was rescued by the RSPCA and had 41.1kg of wool taken off in one piece by a champion shearer, absolutely annihilating the 28.9kg record held be a sheep named 'Big Ben' in New Zealand last year.

Tammy Ven Dange, the head of the RSPCA in the Australian Capital Territory said

We can only hope that record is never broken again because it would be unlikely that the animal would live to tell the story.

Chris' fleece has been donated to the National Museum in Canberra, while Chris himself has a brand new home - in a hobby farm in neighbouring New South Wales.

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