World’s oldest sheep bleats its last

November 24, 2009

The world’s oldest living sheep has shuffled off its wooly coil at the ripe old age of 23, BBC News reports.

Lucky the ewe, of Lake Bolac, Victoria failed to live up to her name during a recent heatwave.

Lucky had been hand reared from birth by Mrs Delrae Westgarth, who unsuccessfully attempted to save the animal from the stress of the 30°C scorcher by running air conditioning units in her sheep shed.

The vicenarian ovine was buried under her favourite fruit tree in a private ceremony, and is mourned by her 35 offspring. No flowers, please.