Taronga Zoo Welcome a Cute Baby Wombat

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Need a little pick-me-up during life in lockdown? You’re not alone. So, we’re happy to share the news that a southern hairy-nosed baby wombat has just shown its face for the very first time at Taronga Zoo.

The joey, which hasn't been named yet, was born in October last year. But it has only just ventured out of her mother’s pouch to say hello. And just in time as Taronga TV is back.

New baby wombat Taronga Zoo
Image from Taronga TV.

Southern hairy-nosed wombats generally remain in their mother’s pouch for around seven to nine months, initially the size of a jelly bean when they first enter the world.

"In the next few weeks, the joey will become even more active — so once Taronga starts welcoming guests back, they will definitely get the chance to spot the little joey at Taronga's wombat burrow at our Backyard to Bush precinct,” says keeper Rebecca Russell-Cook.

Taronga Zoo is currently closed during Sydney's lockdown, but you can check out more videos of its cute animals via its online Taronga TV channel.


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