By Phil Vinter
Fortunate fella: Yogi the orphaned baby wombat was rescued by farmer in Melbourne, Australia and is now being looked after by carer Annie Williams
It has been a tough start to life for little Yogi the wombat.
After his mum was run over by a car, the little ball of fur was left to try and make it on his own.
But fortunately help was at hand in the form of an Aussie farmer who spotted the tiny tyke in a field in Melbourne, Australia.
Cute character: Yogi is desperately seeking a buddy after his mother was killed by a car several months ago
At just seven and a half months old the little wombat wonder was discovered by an inquisitive alpaca who was staring at the creature.
Named Yogi, the cute character is now being looked after by wildlife carer Annie Williams at Darraweit Guim Wildlife Shelter.
The aim is to match him with another wombat to help in his development and prepare him for his ultimate release.
Ms Williams said the tiny wombat was found in early February.
She added: 'A couple with a property near Wandong noticed one of their alpacas staring intently at something on the ground, and when they investigated they found Yogi.
'He was only 920g but he was trying to dig a burrow. To put that in perspective, most wombats stay in their mothers' pouches until they are about 3kg, and they usually live with their mother until they are about 25kg.'
Inquisitive: The couple with a property near Wandong noticed one of their alpacas staring intently at something on the ground, and when they investigated they found Yogi
Furry friend: Yogi weighed just 920g when he was discovered. Most wombats stay in their mothers' pouches until they are about 3kg
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
'Find me a buddy': Search for a pal for orphaned baby wombat found weighing less than a bag of sugar by Aussie farmer
By Phil Vinter