You’ve heard the saying dog is man’s best friend, but down in Australia, a wombat named George is proving otherwise.
George is an eight-month-old wombat who is absolutely smitten with his caretaker, Tim Faulkner. Faulkner is the general manager at the Australian Reptile Park, a zoo located in New South Wales, Australia, which took George in when he became an orphan.
At just four months old, George was in his mother’s pouch when they were hit by a car. George’s mother was killed. A woman who stopped to help found George alive in his mother’s pouch.
George’s rescuer brought him to the park, which is home to both native Australian animals and a variety of reptiles from around the world.
Key to his survival are bottles of milk, belly rubs, and lots of playtime with Faulkner.