The Wombat


For some inexplicable reason, the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat  is notoriously difficult to breed in captivity, so we are very proud to have had the pleasure of this rare achievement.

Pictured above is the result of years of hard work.    A pouch bulge was first noticed mid February 1996 and the young joey first emerged from the pouch on July 11th 1996.      At the time the photo was taken Mum (Wombles) was 34kgs and Baby (Basil) was about 5kgs.    Since this time, three of our adult female animals have produced a further thirty offspring between them but for some strange reason Wombles has only ever produced the one (tried it and didn’t like it, maybe!!!!). 


Wombles has now reached the grand old age of 30.


You will find a number of pictures of our animals, including videos, by using the index to the left and then clicking on the ‘Picture gallery’ link.

Click here for a small sample video.


Wombat Rise Sanctuary is not funded or sponsored by any organisation and we endeavour to keep our animals in good health on a small retirement income and with the generous assistance of like-minded people.    If you wish to make a small donation please click on either of the links below.    Any donation may be anonymous (and can be tax deductible through the Wombat Protection Society) or if you wish, we would be pleased to offer some advertisement space or a link to your website on this site.

You may donate directly through PayPal by clicking on the PayPal logo to the left


The Wombat Protection

You may also donate through The Wombat Protection Society where all donations over $2.00 are tax deductible
to Australian taxpayers.
 (Please ensure you specify that your donation is to be allocated to Wombat Rise Sanctuary)
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Note: All pictures and text on this website, with the exception of the information on The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat, are the property of Bob Cleaver.   The pictures and information of the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is the the property of Dr. Alan Horsup and the  Environmental Protection Agency of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and is reproduced here with their permission

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