Wombat And Koala Strike Up Friendship During Lockdown
Be still our tender hearts! There is absolutely nothing more precious than when two different animal species become best friends!
During the COVID-19 lockdown at the Australian Wildlife Park, a koala named, Elsa, and a wombat named, Hope, shared an enclosure together.
It was during that time that they two struck up the most adorable friendship. They're now being called, "lockdown BFFs." The two marsupials were hand raised by the keepers at the Australia Reptile Park, wombats are actually the closest relative species to the koala, so their keepers figured it would be a friendship match in heaven... they were right.
Now that the park has re-opened, the keepers are making sure that the two are able to see each other every day!
According to the staff, they first noticed their blossoming friendship when "Hope the wombat was housed in Elsa's enclosure when her's was being cleaned and the two would greet each other by nuzzling their noses."