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

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