Very Wooly Sheep – level 3

11-08-2022 15:00

Chris, an extremely overgrown Australian sheep, set an unofficial world record after living in the wild for several years. Welfare crews warned that he was at risk of dying because he was so woolly.

National shearing champion Ian Elkins, who in 35 years of work had never seen anything like this, was urgently called by people to save the sheep. At four to five times the normal size of a regular sheep, Ian and four others sheared off more than 40 kilograms of wool. This was the heaviest wool haul from one shearing.

Chris had to be sedated for his big transformation.

Difficult words: welfare (the health and happiness of somebody), crews (a group of people working together), haul (something which is collected), sedate (give medicine to keep someone calm).

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