Sometimes in life, things turn out to be a lot bigger than you first imagined they would be. Debts, problems, Peppa Pig and now apparently, Wombats.
Due to the on-going devastation of the Australian Bushfires, the world is becoming even more aware of the animal inhabitants that are being affected by the raging fires, and one of those in particular is the Wombat.
Apparently wombats in fire effected areas are not only allowing other animals to take shelter in their deep, fire-resistant burrows but are actively herding fleeing animals into them.— 💧Riff Raff (@RichardAOB) January 11, 2020
We’re seeing more leadership and empathy from these guys than the entire Federal government. pic.twitter.com/LGcpSu9x0M
Wombats are cute furry four-legged creatures that reside mostly in Australia, and are loved so much by the country that at one point a wombat was an unofficial mascot for the Sydney Olympics, despite it already having three. Easy to see why though, they’re pretty cute.
But one thing that has shook the world to its CORE is the sheer size of the beautiful creatures. These chonky boys and girls are definitely a lot bigger than I ever imagined they’d be, and I’m not alone in my assumptions.
what a way to learn that I have no idea how big a wombat is https://t.co/lckj0UJkTz— Anthony Oliveira (@meakoopa) January 12, 2020
Here's a little wombat appreciate thread, because the more wombats the better. pic.twitter.com/gd0Pitx0SV— Jeremy C. Shipp (@JeremyCShipp) January 12, 2020
WOMBATS, long having lived in the shadow of flashier marsupials like kangaroos and koalas, are finally having a moment as they heroically rescue other animals from the bush fires and I AM SO VERY HERE FOR IT. Hooray for the underdogs! pic.twitter.com/Yrkmxyr2X7— Laura Bassett (@LEBassett) January 12, 2020
This is a heartbreakingly beautiful fact and also excuse me wombats are HOW big?? https://t.co/kgzgcxNuGM— gin. (@showupforthis) January 11, 2020
Did you know they were so big?!
[Featured Image Credit: Pixabay]