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Shrek Died

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Thousand Hills, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Thousand Hills

    Thousand Hills Active Member

    Oct 3, 2010
    Since Salty's thread about Fluffy was closed for some unknown reason, I'm forced to start a new thread to share the sad news about Shrek...

    New Zealanders were mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep Tuesday, a shaggy national icon named Shrek who was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years.


    Seems Shrek lived quite a life, and had quite an impact:

    In a country where sheep outnumber people by nearly 10 to one, Shrek's story of stubbornness and guile appealed to many. After his capture, Shrek was shorn on live TV in a broadcast that was picked up around the world. His story inspired three books.

    "He was quite an elderly statesman," said owner John Perriam. "He taught us a lot."

    Until becoming sick three weeks ago, Shrek toured the country, commanding $16,000 for appearances and getting the star treatment wherever he went. In one appearance, Shrek was shorn atop a large iceberg that was floating near the South Island coast.
  2. Gina B

    Gina B Active Member

    Dec 30, 2000
    He was one woolly critter! How adorable. I'm glad he had a good life though.
  3. Arbo

    Arbo Active Member

    Dec 4, 2010
    Any guesses how valuable a sweater made from his wool would be? After all, artists' works go up in price after they die, right?