New addition to park settling into life well

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Bunbury Wildlife Park’s newest resident a Southern Hairy Nose Wombat named Sherman makes himself at home and is making quite the impression.
Camera IconBunbury Wildlife Park’s newest resident a Southern Hairy Nose Wombat named Sherman makes himself at home and is making quite the impression. Credit: Jon Gellweiler / South Western Times

The newest resident at Bunbury Wildlife Park is making an impression on staff and visitors with his active personality, despite being a nocturnal creature.

Southern hairy nose wombat, Sherman, moved to the wildlife park last week and is already making himself at home, according to acting park manager Lucy Wiseman.

“He’s settled in really well, he’s not showing signs of being anxious at all which is really good,” Ms Wiseman said.

“Every morning we come out there’s new holes and burrows, you can tell he’s really made himself at home.”

Sherman was transferred from Peel Zoo and staff are waiting on records to learn his exact age.

What his caretakers do know is the 25kg creature loves corn and his custom tyre swing in his den.

Ms Wiseman said Sherman’s “rare” personality had already been a big hit with visitors.

“For a nocturnal animal he is very active during the day and engaging, which is rare,” she said.

She said Sherman’s residence at the park was a good opportunity for people, especially those who had never seen a wombat before.

“It’s really good for the park, but also for the community to see what a wombat does and how they live,” she said.

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