Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat
Meg our southern hairy-nosed wombat was hand raised at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo. Find out more about her today and book tickets online to see her at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
Wombats are the loveable layabout of the Aussie bush, and our Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Meg, is no different. Named after the lady who rescued her when her mother was hit by a car, Meg was hand-raised at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and recently celebrated her 1st birthday.
Meg loves to go for an early morning run through the corridors of WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo but as wombats can run at up to 40kms per hour we put her on a harness and do our best to keep up.
Meg shares her home with 5 Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies who, as their name suggests, clamber around the rocks. Meg loves to follow the wallabies around, and has even been known to climb the rocky cliffs in the display.
Like all wombats, Meg likes to sleep, and can often be found sleeping in her burrow with her legs straight up in the air right up against the viewing glass. On occasion, some of her wallaby room-mates can also be found snuggled up to Meg in her burrow - but only 'til she wakes up and chases them out!
We absolutely love Meg to death... but she certainly keeps our keepers on their toes every day!