Wombat Wednesday: Interview With The Wombat

PatC.O. presents an EXCLUSIVE interview with Patrick, Australia’s #1 Wombat!

Patrick- tell us about your daily routine. What’s your day like?

“Being the Godfather of the Wombats, I have to keep myself in great shape so I eat plenty of fresh greens and loads of carrots and eat my daily grains. I’m not too keen on exercise so I get pushed about in a wheelbarrow alot of the time.”

Who do you like to hang with?

“My neighbours are a fab family of Wombats which include a Mamma, a Dadda and a wee baby Wom. The kid often looks to me for Wombie Advice, which I always say ‘be nice to visitors…don’t bite! And dig really big holes so the keepers have something to do….we have to keep them in a job!'”

Big famous guy like you- bet you get tons of fan mail. Do you have a girlfriend?

“Being the Wombassador of Ballarat I have a busy schedule saying hi to visitors and often meeting VIP’S, which includes Nicholas Cage, Kirstie Alley, Jerry Lewis and most recently Phil Ligget. I have been on TV lots too, so I don’t have time for a girlfriend.”

Did you ever get to meet the late legendary Steve Irwin?

“I never personally met Steve Irwin, however my Dad, Greg Parker who owns the park knew him.”

Anything else you’d like to mention?

“I will be 30 in August and I am looking forward to the celebrations. Big Bucky Tooth kisses XOXOXO to all my fans! I’m off for a snooze now, as I have to keep up on my beauty sleep!”

Special thanks to Patrick’s pals Julia L. and Jared M.



  1. 30? How long do wombats live? I want one!

  2. Who knew Patrick was a lap wombat?!?

  3. I just . . . I just . . . I just love Wombat Wednesday so much.

  4. I want to be his wheelbarrow pusher-arounder. Wombat Wednesday is the best!

  5. elishab says:

    Learned an interesting fact about Wombats just now…..a group of Wombats is called a Wisdom…..
    So that means Wombat Wednesday posts are VERY wise!!! 🙂

  6. Marsheeeee says:

    Got to hold a wombat when my niece and I went Down Under. They are adorable.

  7. Marsheeee, I’m so jealous (in a nice way). Holding a wombat is now on my to-do list.

  8. Emmberrann says:

    @Marsheeeee & debg: I wanna wombat cuddle! I just loves me some wombatses! So, Wombat Wednesday is cause for celebration! Yay, Wombatses! *shakes pompoms and waves Wombat Nation Banner*

  9. It’s a tough life…

  10. At 0:24, he looks a bit like Totoro!

  11. JenDeyan says:

    I hope I’m as cuddly when I’m an old-timer.

  12. Piffany says:

    Wish I could have been there when Phil Liggett and Patrick met!

  13. @Marsheee “Got to hold a Wombat” is begging to be on a t-shirt. Or, Got Wombat?