A domesticated sheep has changed a lot without human care. One day she was discovered by volunteers at an animal shelter in Lansfield, Australia. They took the poor sheep in and the animal’s transformation began.
“We couldn’t believe there was actually a sheep alive under all that wool,” Edgar’s Mission wrote in a Facebook post.
The staff named the sheep Baarak. She was wandering all alone about 60 kilometers outside of Melbourne. The animal was so badly neglected that it could hardly move around. In five years without shearing, the sheep had grown a hair that was causing a lot of discomforts. The wool was dirty, tangled, and weighed 34 pounds. Such a heavy burden had to be borne by Baarak every day!
Edgar’s Mission wrote: “Each day his wool grew longer and longer, and his plight more desperate, while his chances of survival grew thinner and thinner. Many people do not realise that wool can easily morph into a cumbersome fleece that continues to grow throughout the life of a sheep.”
The staff sheared the sheep for an hour, getting rid of the extra weight. Normally it takes a couple of minutes to shear a sheep, but Baarak was in a special situation. During the shearing, volunteers had to calm the unfortunate animal, who was exhausted from grooming.
Wild sheep are capable of shedding their own hair, but domesticated and selectively bred animals are not used to getting rid of hair on their own. That is why Baarak was in such a state. Now the sheep is returning to normal life, learning to walk again without a heavy burden.