Plans for the weekend: nap

Wombat orphan finds a new mum at Taronga

Remember when Chloe the #Wombat was this little?

An orphaned wombat joey is receiving round-the-clock care at Taronga Zoo after its mother was struck by a car outside Sydney. Taronga keeper, Evelyn Weston, has taken on the role of surrogate mum to the six-month-old joey, carrying a makeshift pouch

“Have I got something in my teeth?”

“Have I got something in my teeth?

A raincoat and cuddles! Chloe the Wombat knows the secret to staying warm on a rainy Sydney day.

Securing a shared future for wildlife and people

Chloe was brought to Taronga Wildlife Hospital last week for ongoing care and she’s been b...

Meet Chloe, a six-month-old wombat orphan. She was saved by a wildlife rescuer when she was found alive in the pouch of her mother who had been hit and killed by a car. Now Chloe lives at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.

Nice day for a walk

Earning her keep. Orphaned wombat Chloe has started doing morning work rounds with a keeper who she believes is her mum.

Sometimes all you need is a hug! Taronga volunteer keeper @domarndt91 (Instagram) stopped to say hello to Chloe the Wombat while cleaning outside our Platypus House.

Sometimes all you need is a hug! Taronga volunteer keeper @domarndt91 (Instagram) stopped to say hello to Chloe the Wombat while cleaning outside our Platypus House.

Hope you're enjoying your long weekend as much as #chloethewombat is enjoying this long grass! Did you know it takes wombats like Chloe up to 14 days to digest a meal? This slow metabolism helps them to survive in arid conditions.

Hope you're enjoying your long weekend as much as is enjoying this long grass! Did you know it takes wombats like Chloe up to 14 days to digest a meal? This slow metabolism helps them to survive in arid conditions.

“You rang?” We spotted #chloethewombat peeking out from her burrow beside Taronga’s Platypus House. Common Wombats like Chloe are generally solitary and inhabit their own burrows, while other wombat species can be more social and live together in larger burrow groups.

“You rang?” We spotted peeking out from her burrow beside Taronga’s Platypus House. Common Wombats like Chloe are generally solitary and inhabit their own burrows, while other wombat species can be more social and live together in larger burrow groups.

Chloe the #Wombat continues to grow, but she’s still not too big to enjoy an occasional cuddle from keeper and surrogate mum Evelyn.

Chloe the continues to grow, but she’s still not too big to enjoy an occasional cuddle from keeper and surrogate mum Evelyn.

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