These Adorable Pictures Will Make You Want To Adopt A Baby Wombat

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats are MUCH cuter than their name suggests.

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Keeper Brett Finlayson said the birth was particularly exciting as Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats are notoriously difficult to breed.

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“Compatibility and timing seem to be crucial ingredients for success, as the female is only receptive to the male for a 12 hour window. Korra and our male, Noojee, have proven to be a great pairing as this is their second joey in three years,” said Finlayson.

Keepers first began seeing movement in Korra’s pouch about three months after mating. “We didn’t know for sure that we’d been successful until we saw a little foot pop out of the pouch,” said Finlayson.

The smallest of Australia’s three wombat species, the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat gets its name from the hairs that cover its rhinarium – the moist, naked surface around the nostrils of the nose.

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