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

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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