George the Wombat Begins New Life in the Wild

Published 13 Feb 2018, 11:37 GMT
George the Wombat Begins New Life in the Wild
George the Wombat Begins New Life in the Wild

It’s moving day for George, celebrity wombat in Australia. Until now, George has been living at Australian Reptile Park, a hands-on zoo, ever since his mother died after she was hit by a car in 2016.

In the wild, wombat joeys stay with their mothers for around a year. So, the zoo staff hand-reared him and gave him plenty of hugs and belly rubs. George became a sensation, after videos on his Facebook page went viral.

George will live in a large enclosure at Cedar Creek Wombat Sanctuary where he’ll get acclimatised to the local environment until he’s ready to roam and live among other wombats.

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