Sunday, February 22, 2015

Wombats, the new pet sensation

Actually not, this is just Patrick the Wombat absorbing his daily ration of female attention.

At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world’s oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). Patrick has lived nearly his entire life at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia. He was hand-raised by the owners after being orphaned as a baby.


  1. He's a cutie! But those claws could seriously do a number on you if Patrick was Pissed Off.

    1. Apparently they really aren't good pets. They wander nocturnally and are aggressive diggers with those claws. I'm sure the neighbors two blocks over wouldn't like to look out their front window in the morning to see one of those climbing out of a brand new burrow.