Human Interest

Happy Birthday, Patrick! He’s the World’s Oldest Wombat

Patrick (featured previously) celebrated his 29th birthday this week at his home in Ballarat Wildlife Park.  He was feted with special treats and oodles of attention.

(video source: The Independent)

Patrick was hand raised after his mother was struck by a car.  As such, any attempt to reintroduce him to wild ended in cuts and bite marks from other wombats.  So, he became part of the park’s family and official “wombassador” to the park (The Courier).

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