Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat
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
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!