The animal was already getting sick when it was rescued and received its first shearing after a long time; transformation process was registered and released on the social network Tik Tok
A sheep found in a Victoria forest in Australia, produced more than 35 kilos of wool when sheared. The animal was sick when it was rescued by Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary, which he dubbed Baarack. The institution believes that the sheep had an owner in the past, but it certainly did not have its fur cut off for many years, since thick and matted wool came to impair the animal’s vision. The video for Baarack’s shearing was shared on the social network Tik Tok, where he had more than 18.5 million views.
Kelly Dinham, one of the members of the farm that rescued Baarack, explained that, in the past, the wool of wild sheep fell according to the seasons. With domestication, however, these animals began to need human intervention. “The sheep need to be shorn at least once a year. Otherwise, the wool continues to grow and grow, as it did here, ”added Kyle Behrend, another member of the sanctuary. The excess wool eventually leads to the accumulation of urine and feces which, in turn, can cause an infection in the animal and even lead to death.
@edgarsmissionMeet Baarack – this poor boy arrived yesterday, having been on the run bush land for years! 🐑❤️ #transformation #kindness #farmsanctuary
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The 35 kilos removed during Baarack shearing, however, are still far from the world record: in 2015, the sheep Chris was rescued in a similar situation in Australia and produced 41 kilos of wool. The Little Oak Sanctuary, which took care of her until her death in 2019, stressed that this is not a title to covet, as it means that the sheep had been a victim of human neglect for years. Fortunately, the latest update from the Edgar Mission showed Baarack in good health and in the company of other animals of his species.