I’m guessing you’ve heard of Australia’s famous cuddly koalas and kangaroos. But I bet you’ve never heard of the lesser-known hero—the wombat. If you’re curious, here’s 4 reasons why the equally adorable wombats beat koalas and kangaroos any day.
1. They’re Giant Furballs
2. They Keep a Low Profile
At least in America, that is. Everyone’s heard about kangaroos and koalas. They’re so last year. Who ever heard of a wombat before? Now that I have, just want to take one home with me. I hope they play nice with scruffy shih-tzus.
3. They Have Their Own Day
Take that you other Aussie marsupials! These adorable little guys have their own Wombat Day, also known as Hug a Wombie Day or Wombats of the World Unite Day. It’s also on my birthday, but hey, I’m willing to share. Especially if someone wants to buy me a new pet. 😉
4. They Dance!
You guessed it, I saved the best for last. These little, and sometimes big, ground crawlers are usually friendly and love to jump and play. Don’t take my word for it. See for yourself:
For more info about wombats check out Wombania. Photo courtesy Wendy Mophett via Wombania.com