This Baby Wombat Stayed In Bed For Nine Months Says Zoo

Struggling to get out of bed in the morning is the caption of this cute video which shows a baby wombat refusing to climb out of its mother’s pouch.

The footage shows the wombat in various moments including one in which it is clearly well overdue to no longer be spending time inside the pouch, and its large feet can be seen dragging along the floor as its poor mum tries to walk around.

The baby was born at Taronga Zoo in Sydney where Laura Minns, Senior Media Relations Officer, told Newsflesh there were delighted to welcome the baby Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat to the zoo family.

Credit: Taronga Zoo Sydney/Newsflash

Baby wombats are known as Joey’s, and she said the birth was a “great success to Taronga’s Wombat breeding programme”.

The female joey, which has been named Wanyi, was born in September last year, yet despite how much time has gone by, it has only just started emerging from its mother’s pouch, hence the joking comment about it being difficult to get out of bed.

The caption in the social media posting continued: “Struggling to get out of bed this morning? Taronga’s new wombat joey Wanyi knows the feeling. The late bloomer took 9 months to build up the courage to venture out of mums pouch!”

Wanyi, which means ‘girl’ in the indigenous Wirangu language, was born to mother Jedda and father Noojee and has grown in confidence over the past couple of months.


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