VIDEO: ‘Patrick’ the Biggest/Oldest Wombat Alive

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average meter in length, weigh 44 to 77 pounds

ABOVE VIDEO: A zookeeper had her hands full on Wednesday tending to what is believed to be the world’s “oldest” and “biggest” Wombat in captivity at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria.

AUSTRALIA – A zookeeper had her hands full on Wednesday tending to what is believed to be the world’s “oldest” and “biggest” Wombat in captivity at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria.

The wombat, known as Patrick, was hand-raised after being orphaned as a baby.

He has lived nearly his entire life in captivity at the Ballarat Wildlife Park becauase he couldn’t defend himself against other wombats in the wild.

Wombats are herbivores as their diets consist mostly of grasses, sedges, herbs, bark, and roots.

All three known extant species – Southern hairy-nosed, Northern hairy-nosed and Common wombat – average about 3 feet in length and weigh between 44 to 77 pounds.

Obviously, ‘Patrick’ is the exception.


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