NZ mourns death of Shrek the famously shaggy sheep
In this April 28, 2004 file, Shrek the 9-year-old merino wether is photographed before he has his fleece shorn at the Golden Gate Lodge in Cromwell, New Zealand. New Zealanders are mourning the loss of the country's most famous sheep. The shaggy icon named Shrek was renowned for avoiding being shorn for years. Shrek captured the public's imagination in 2004 after he evaded the annual shearing roundups for seven years by hiding in caves on his farm on the South Island. When finally found, he was clad in an astonishing 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of wool.