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Wooly Harrelson

"What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?" Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Birthdate: 14 June 2015   Arrival date: 15th June 2015


The Australian sheep industry estimates that more than 10 million lambs die within 48 hours of birth, with an average mortality rate of 25% for lambs up to the age they are weaned.


Wooly Harrelson very nearly became one of those statistics. 


Born on the back of a ute that was carrying his heavily pregnant mother and her flock to the sale-yards, Wooly, newly born and wet with afterbirth, slipped through the stock crate and onto the road.  Notwithstanding the tragedy of the loss of his mother, this little guy had some luck shining on him in that this all happened as the vehicle passed some wildlife carers out on a rescue mission.  These amazing souls wrapped poor Wooly up, kept him warm and filled his belly with warm milk.


At Little Oak Sanctuary we know that all lambs are individuals defined by unique personalities and a passion for life, they are most certainly more than mere numbers or statistics. At only 2 days old Wooly already displayed the cheeky, bold personality that we've come to know and love.


There is no more innocent a being than a lamb.  We encourage everyone to see these little guys for WHO they are not WHAT they are; as ‘someone’ not ‘something’.

You can sponsor Wooly & his friends here