WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo keeper, Jess McCray and orphaned baby
Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Meg, made a special guest appearance
on Mornings today.
Meg stole the limelight with the camera focussed on her cute
snuffling while Jess scratched her belly (which she loves!).
Meg was rescued from South Australia after her mother was hit by
a car, and was taken to Northern Queensland to be raised by native
animals care group - AACE (Australian Animal Care and Education).
AACE carry out research with Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
reproduction, in the hope that one day we will know how to
captively breed their endangered cousin the Northern Hairy-nosed
wombat, to help save them from extinction.
Jess personally spent four months providing and caring for Meg.
During that time, Jess and Meg really bonded and Meg still sees
Jess as her mother figure.
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is very pleased to be associated with AACE
and to be able to support them with on going donations from the
public to allow them to continue their great work. This non-profit
organisation does outstanding work in the care and research of
wombats and we are so thankful to have Meg as part of our family at
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo.
Click here to see Jess and Meg on Mornings
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