Shrek the sheep is something of a New Zealand icon. Born in around 1994 he managed to elude shearers for many years by hiding out in caves. Eventually they did get hold of him and he was shorn, yielding 27 kg of wool. He was later shorn again on an iceberg. Sadly old age finally caught up with him and he died on 6 June 2011 at the age of 17. Farewell Shrek.