Very wooly sheep - level 3

Very wooly sheep - level 3

11-09-2015 15:00

Meet Chris, the sheep who has broken a world record. Chris set an unofficial world record after having a haircut from five shearers. Welfare crews warned he was at risk of dying because he was so wooly from living in the wild for several years.

Dwarfed by the wooliest sheep in the world, even the kangaroos look a little scared. At four to five times his normal size, the RSPCA says it's the heaviest wool haul from one shearing.

National shearing champion Ian Elkins was urgently called to the rescue on Wednesday.

He said he'd never seen anything like it in his 35 years of work.

Chris had to be sedated before more than 40 kilograms of wool was removed. And then after his clean, Chris’s record-breaking wool is weighed.

As if he knew he was posing for the camera, the Australian sheep showed off his new, lighter look complete with pink antiseptic stains.

Difficult words: shearer (a person who shears sheep – cut the wool off them), welfare (the health and happiness of somebody), crews (a group of people working together), dwarf (to make somebody look small), RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), haul (something which is collected), antiseptic (something which kills bacteria).


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