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Cedar Creek wombat

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wombat joey image thanks Roz HolmesA man driving through the Watagan forest accidentally hit and killed an adult female wombat. Fortunately he decided to go back and check her pouch and found a young unharmed joey in her pouch.

He wrapped her up and headed back to Sydney before ringing WIRES. She was uninjured but weighed only 1 kg and was only about 20 cm long.

Despite her size she was very strong and and was not very impressed with being bundled into a pillowcase, for the return trip back nearer to where she had been found.

The local WIRES wombat carer thought the orphaned joey would have a better chance of survival and eventual release if she went back closer to where she came from and took her to Roz, a wombat carer at Cedar Creek.

She is reportedly doing very well, has grown considerably since she came into care, is very cheeky and has a buddy to share her time with while she is in care and is old enough to be released.


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