It’s a Boy!

Hamilton Island Wildlife Park Baby Wombat

Hamilton Island Wildlife Park's New Arrival

It was smiles all round at the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park recently with the arrival of ‘Baby Hippo’, a gorgeous Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat – all the way from Ceduna in South Australia. The little orphaned wombat was saved and transported to his new home where he is being cared for and pampered as he gets used to his new surroundings.

Weighing in at a healthy 1700 grams, Baby Hippo is already bulking up under the care of the Hamilton Island Wildlife Park experts, enjoying his bottle feeds and putting on grams a day. Little Hippo is proving a hit with visitors to the park
and already feeling very much at home.

The Above Article was originally published in the July 2011 Edition of REEF Magazine