Telegraph – Lucky, the world’s oldest sheep, dies<br/> Lucky, the world’s oldest sheep, has died after succumbing to the effects of a heatwave in southern Australia.

The 23-year-old ewe, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, died peacefully on her farm at Lake Bolac, 57 miles west of Melbourne, after a short illness. Lucky’s owner Delrae Westgarth says her beloved sheep had found the recent hot weather in Victoria hard to endure.

She was kept in an air-conditioned shed, hand-fed crushed grain and milk (as her teeth were gone), and allowed to watch TV in the evenings with the family. What a lucky sheep.