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
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.
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 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.