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The Untold Story of Chris the Sheep

About Chris the Sheep:

Chris was found by our staff after we were notified by local Canberran, Sue Dowling who was walking along the Centenary Trail. Once Chris was rescued he was brought back to the Shelter where he was sheared. The weight of his wool was a new Guinness World Record, weighing in at 40.45 kilograms. This is only the beginning of his story...

You may have heard about Chris the Sheep but do you know his real story? We do, and in a world first, we'd like to share it with you.

To celebrate the launch of 'The Misadventures of Chris the Sheep' we will be sharing never before seen photos of Chris as well as the untold story of Chris' rescue and rehabilitation. The story has been broken up into four parts, with part one available to download now.


We are excited to share parts two - four of Chris' story with you via email.

Sign up for FREE and over the next month you will be one of the first people in the world to learn the truth about Chris the Sheep's story.