A renegade New Zealand sheep managed to evade shearers for six years. Dubbed "Shrek," the Merino sheep was shorn live on television by top shearers David Fagan and Peter Casserly. The 10-year old sheep managed to roam freely on New Zealand's South Island for more than six years before being rounded up. Shrek's 60-pound fleece, enough to make 20 large men's suits, was auctioned off over the internet for the benefit of children's medical charities. Shrek was euthanized June 6, 2011, at the age of 17.
Shrek 2 bested Shrek 1 by avoiding shearing for 7 years. His fleece was removed in April 2005. It weighed 68.2 pounds and measured three meters in length. Shrek 2 was approximately 11 years old.