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Sep 3, 2015

Meet Chris, Unofficially the world’s woolliest sheep

Meet Chris, Unofficially the world’s woolliest sheep

An Australian sheep, named Chris by his rescuers, is pictured before being shorn of over 40 kilograms (88.2 lbs) of wool on September 3, 2015, after being found near Australia's capital city Canberra. Unofficially the world's woolliest sheep, Chris was found near Mulligan's Flat on the northern outskirts of Canberra on Wednesday and was said to be struggling to walk under the weight of his coat.

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An Australian sheep is pictured before being shorn of over 40 kilograms (88.2 lbs) of wool after being found near Australia's capital city Canberra HANDOUT/REUTERS

Meet Chris, Unofficially the world’s woolliest sheep
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Australian sheep shearer Ian Elkins clips over 40 kilograms (88.2 lbs) of wool off a sheep found near Australia's capital city Canberra. HANDOUT/REUTERS

Meet Chris, Unofficially the world’s woolliest sheep
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Australian sheep shearer Ian Elkins clips over 40 kilograms (88.2 lbs) of wool off a sheep found near Australia's capital city Canberra. HANDOUT/REUTERS

Meet Chris, Unofficially the world’s woolliest sheep
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An Australian sheep is pictured after being shorn of over 40 kilograms (88.2 lbs) of wool after being found near Australia's capital city Canberra HANDOUT/REUTERS

Meet Chris, Unofficially the world’s woolliest sheep
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Over 40 kilograms (88.2 lbs) of wool, shorn from one sheep named Chris by his rescuers, is shown on the floor September 3, 2015 in Australia's capital city Canberra HANDOUT/REUTERS

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A man uses a stethoscope to check on the heartbeat of an Australian sheep, named Chris by his rescuers, as over 40 kilograms (88.2 lbs) of wool is shorn off his body in Australia's capital city Canberra HANDOUT/REUTERS

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