Shaun the sheep covered in 55 pounds of wool

Meet "Shaun" the sheep, carrying an estimated 55 pounds of wool. (NBC/ABC VIA RTV)
Meet "Shaun" the sheep, carrying an estimated 55 pounds of wool. (NBC/ABC VIA RTV)

OATLANDS, Australia (NBC/ABC VIA RTV) — Two farmers in Australia think they have found the world’s woolliest sheep. Meet “Shaun” the sheep, carrying an estimated 55 pounds of wool. Shaun was found over the weekend wandering the Tasmanian countryside near Oatlands. The 6-year-old merino sheep is likely to have never been sheared in his life, and he’s due to have a date with the clippers in the coming days.

The Australian farmers hope they might be able to overtake the current world record-holder, a New Zealand sheep named “Shrek” whose total amount of wool weighed in at 59.5 pounds last year.

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