Shrek the Sheep

Shrek the sheep, after escaping shearing for 6 years!
Shrek the sheep, after escaping shearing for 6 years!

Date taken: April 15, 2004
Location: Tarras, Central Otago, New Zealand

Source: Earth Porm

Historical Context

Discovered in a cave in Otago, New Zealand, the merino sheep had successfully evaded muster for six years. During this time the newly named Shrek had gown an amazing 27kg worth of fleece.

Shrek quickly became an international celebrity, he was shorn on New Zealand Television, visited parliament to meet the Prime Minister and was later even shorn again on an iceberg. Shrek died a venerable 16 years old in 2011.

Historical Events

  • 2004-04-28 Shrek the sheep from Tarras, Central Otago, New Zealand, is finally shorn live on TV after 6 years avoidance; the fleece weighed 27 kg (60 lb)

Historical Photos