A wild sheep has been found wandering in the middle of an Australian forest. Named Baarack, he got lost five years ago. Hidden under his heavy woolen coat, covered in mud and debris, he could no longer see or walk alone. So he was groomed, meticulous work done with clippers and scissors. The recovered wool can be used to make no less than 130 pullovers.
For five years, it had accumulated to the point of doubling its own weight, a real danger for the animal. “A weight that can worsen when it rains, and especially if there are pests, explains Jeanne Brugère-Picoux, professor at the Maisons-Alfort veterinary school (Val-de-Marne). (…) If it scratches it can end up on its back, and usually a sheep with that much weight on its back does not get up and die. “ Baarack is now relieved and gives himself a new lease of life. He did not, however, surpass the world record, held by another sheep, whose shearing had reached 41 kilos of wool six years ago.
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