In Australia died the world’s oldest wombat
A female named Winnie (Winnie) lived at the national zoo Canberra.
19 APR 2019 14:09
Winnie was born in the wild and immediately orphaned. One of the Australian environmental centres took the little girl under his protection, and in 1992, when in Canberra opened a zoo, the animal moved there. So Winnie was the oldest inhabitant of the Park, and after the death of a wombat named Patrick in 2017, she became the oldest wombat on the planet.
In the wild the life span of these marsupials is dvortsovyh 15 years. Natural enemies the wombats not so much – hunt them mostly by poachers. However, they have to face huge competition for food resources, and, in addition, their population reduces deforestation. In captivity, wombats live on average 20 years, and Vinny put the record through proper diet and active lifestyle. Her favorite food was grated carrots, sweet corn and potatoes; during the day, the animal was often wrapped in a blanket to take a NAP before “playing football.”
According to Park Rangers, the last few weeks Vinnie health deteriorated – she was suffering from age-related diseases. The zoo made the tough decision to euthanize the animal to stop its suffering. Winnie was 32 years old.
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