Photo: the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra on Facebook
At the national zoo Australian capital Canberra died the world’s oldest wombat named Winnie (Winnie). The representatives of the National Zoo & Aquarium Canberra announced in its official group in Facebook on Thursday, April 18.
According to Park Rangers, the last few weeks the health of a 32-year-old Winnie deteriorated. Animal came to the zoo in 1992, as a cub. Since then, the wombat became a celebrity in social networks. On a Facebook page dedicated to his life, has signed up more than 1.3 thousand users.
The caretakers claim that Winnie lived to be a record for the wombat years through proper diet and active lifestyle. His favorite meal was grated carrots, sweet corn and potatoes, according to the zoo workers. During the day, the animal was often wrapped in a sheet to take a NAP before “playing football.”
The average lifespan of wombats — 20 years in captivity and 15 years in their natural habitat.
In 2017, it was reported that Australian Park Ballarat Wildlife (Ballarat Wildlife Park) died the world’s oldest wombat that lived in captivity. The male was 32 years old. The beast named Patrick came to the Park after the death of his mother, which was hit by a car.
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