Roxanne and Jerry (the mother-son sheep duo at the Indiana Family Farm) are sporting new looks this month. Each is about five pounds lighter and probably feeling much cooler after their routine shearing on August 28.
Shearing is a twice-yearly event at the zoo and requires two zoo keepers. This time around, keepers Heather Schuh and Laura Sievers did the honors.
This video shows the shearing process:
The wool is donated to local artisans who spin it into yarn.
Click to enlarge Roxanne’s and Jerry’s before-and-after photos: