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Oh my! The world's oldest (and fattest) wombat just turned 29!

Oh my! The world's oldest (and fattest) wombat just turned 29!

Patrick, like so many captive wombats, was found on the roadside as a baby in 1986 after his mother was killed by a car. The park’s managing director, Greg Parker, recalled , “He was a rascal then. Once he was in the car and climbed over to the driver’s side, putting the car in gear and drove it through the neighbor’s fence.” Oops! Park staff tried to release Patrick back into the wild on several occasions, but he was always attacked by other wombats and was brought back to the park for his own safety. And while wombats are known to be difficult to breed in captivity, park staff recently let slip that Patrick had never had a girlfriend, making him the world’s oldest known wombat virgin, too. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t been feeling the love lately though. Since joining Facebook in July, Patrick’s page has racked up nearly 10,000 likes in less than six weeks. He would also ...

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