On top of all that, a wombat starred (well, had a minor role, let's say) in a long-running Aussie soap opera I loved as a kid. For my Aussie readers, it will be obvious I'm referring to Fatso from A Country Practice. For non-Aussies, you just need to know that there was a wombat on TV, he was cuddly and a bit fat, and I loved him.
|Amanda and the wombat|
Before you all rush down to Caversham - although I suggest you do anyway, because it's actually a fantastic park where you can interact with lots of animals - it seems like they don't actually let you hug wombats any more. Everyone I know who's been there recently gets to sit next to the keeper holding the wombat, but they don't transfer them to your lap - which I can understand. But I'm glad I got to hug this one!