Night time = play time!

Welcome to the prerelease stage! This is the stage where Elsie and Barney prepare for release back into the wild. They are so big now and since wombats are nocturnal, most of their fun takes place at night!

Growling, hissing and grunting – it’s all in fun!

Elsie and Barney are now getting up – ready to run around when I’m tired and preparing to go to bed!

They have their moments thought where they want me to stick around! Getting back inside without them isn’t easy!

Mum, don’t go!

Elsie and Barney still have 2 bottles each a day. One early in the morning and one at night. It’s winter here in Canberra and very cold. I spend my time sitting on the back steps bottle feeding or walking around the lawn keeping an eye on them. It’s cold – sometimes minus 5, sometimes storming and I’m always freezing. This is the less glamorous side of wombat care! When this storm hit, Elsie and Barney ran for their burrow – leaving me trying to quickly get back in the house.

I’ll be blogging more soon. The countdown is on – release isn’t far away!

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Published by helenjhardy

Wildlife carer, animal rights supporter, teacher, presenter.

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