Patrick The Wombat UPDATE!

This-here-is-Patrick-the-oldest-and-largest-living-wombat-in-the-world3Ya might recall that back in August we wished ol’ Patrick here a Happy 29th Birthday. Yes, 29! The world’s oldest (and biggest- 84 pounds) Wombat. We saw this article on Lost At E Minor, and decided an UPDATE was in order. We also have an interview request into the Big Guy- let’s hope we hear back.

(As we all know, WOMBAT is one of THE best words in the WORLD to say. WombatWombatWombat.)

(Check out P’s FB page here. And don’t forget your Patrick Merch.)

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Anything Goes Down Undah

You’ve got your Wombats, Traffic Roos, Flying Foxes, Bebeh Goatsters named after tennis greats, your fun-loving Quokkas of course…AND KOALAS DRIVING LAND ROVERS.

You better run, you better take cover.

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More Awesome Sauce from Arne.

Happy Valentine’s Day! (In Australia)

Phoebe's ValentineIt’s already the Big day Down Undah, mates! Through the miracle of SAME DAY EMAIL, we got this from Cuteporter Danielle G.:

“I would like to introduce Phoebe: a West Highland Terrier/Maltese cross who joined our family last year. Her original family were returning to Ireland after years in Australia and we were privileged to be selected as her new Australian family. She has brought such joy to our lives so for her first Valentine’s Day with us we would like to share her with you as there is room in her heart for all. Yours faithfully, Danielle G.”

Archer The Koala

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Archer’s current domicile: Featherdale Wildlife Park in Sydney, Australia.

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Check out his FB page!

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(BuzzFeed.)

“♬ Everybody’s Gone Surfin’ ♫…..”

“….in Esperance, Western Australia.” OK, so it doesn’t have the rhyme like the Beach Boys classic song. But this video DOES have SURFING DOLPHIN ACTION! Jennene & Dave Riggs took this video with a quadcopter. (Boing Boing.)

Vinny, The Wandering Wombat

This…is Vinny. According to Yahoo News/Australia, he wandered off (a walkabout?) from Goldfields Wildlife Rehabilitators in Coolgardie Western Australia, on Friday the 9th. But he’s back after a two-day trek. Quoting Yahoo, “As we speak he’s lying on his back, sound asleep on the floor enjoying the breeze,” Rowena Walker said. “He came home and just drank and ate for an hour … and then he went straight to bed and has been sleeping ever since.”

Vinny the wombat appears pleased to be back home. Picture: Rowena Walker

Thanks to Claire M.

So This Koala Drops In…

….and decides he/she WANTS TO CUDDLE. What’re ya gonna do…….say NO?

“This koala climbed down a tree to say hello! It was taken right outside our home here in Greenhill which is in the The Adelaide Hills, South Australia. I was so lucky he let me hold his paw, their paws are SO soft and warm and their fur is soft as cotton wool! I gave him water as it was a hot day, and he lapped it up like a dog and then wanted to climb up me for a cuddle! He eventually climbed back up the tree, occasionally coming down for a drink! There are lots of koalas in our trees, it’s summer here and they just laze about in the branches making crazy noises. It’s not unusual to see one walking along the road, or cruising about in and around our homes and back yards.” -Alicia X.

(P.S. “Thank goodness we weren’t affected by the recent fires, we were close and had begun our fire action plan, but did not need to evacuated llike some of our friends who were closer to the fire. But we are in a very fire prone area.”)

The Koalas Need YOUR Help!

Fires in Victoria and South Australia have left some Koalas with burned paws! International Fund for Animal Welfare/Australia (IFAW) has launched an appeal for mittens to be made for the furballs, some of which have burned paws due to the fires. :(. The mittens need to be 4.9″ wide, and 5.9″ tall.

Send to: IFAW, 6 Belmore Street–Surry Hills–Sydney NSW 2010. Phone: +61 2 9288 4900, and 1 800 00 IFAW. Questions? Send ‘em an email!

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The material needs to be 100% cotton. Click the image below to get a larger size you can print.

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Here’s a little guy getting a cool drink last week.

Images from Mail Online.

Chrissie

The past year brought us some terrific QTE from Down Under, primarily from the swell folks at Edgar’s Mission. This time ’round, we’re treated to Chrissie The Bebeh Goatster and her Mama.

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Chrissie from Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary on Vimeo.

Great Wobblin’ Wombats!

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Quoting the ZooBorns article, Taronga Zoo keeper Evelyn Watson (those are her legs above) says “She’s really learning how to be a Wombat. Her paws are already toughening up and she’s quite happy digging about on her own.”

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Photos from Paul Fahy/Taronga Zoo.

[*Note: Cute Overload’s 24 Hours of Christmas Cute…..is next.]

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