Australia’s Chris the sheep made headlines in 2015 for the record-breaking weight of his fleece. In 2019, unfortunately, Chris came back to the headlines for his death. Believed to be aged about 10, the sheep was found dead (of old age) by his minders, as Kate Luke, the co-founder and vice president of the Canberra-based Little Oak Sanctuary where the sheep resided, told the public:
“We are heartbroken at the loss of this sweet, wise, friendly soul. Chris is known as the world record holder for having grown the heaviest fleece on record,” the sanctuary said in a Facebook post.
“He was so much more than this, so very much more, and we will remember him for all that he was - someone, not something.”
image credit: RSPCA ACT /via REUTERS