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True blue mates! Orphaned kangaroo and wombat are inseparable friends (they even share the same pouch) 

Anzac the joey and Peggy the wombat sleep together at the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia

Centre said the unlikely friends are comforted by each other’s movement and heartbeat

by  Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre

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Today the Geyser of Awesome salutes Patrick, the world’s oldest and largest known living Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). He’s 29 years old and weighs 84 pounds and he’s awesome. To give you a greater sense of his awesomeness, the average common wombat tops out at 57 pounds and has a lifespan of 15 years in the wild and 20 years in captivity.

Patrick lives at the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia where has was hand-raised by the park’s owners after being discovered as an orphan when he was still a joey.

According to Tourism Australia, “the team at the park tried releasing Patrick back into the wild a couple of times but he couldn’t defend himself against other wombats.”

Patrick the wombat has become a local celebrity in Victoira. He’s even the city ambassador. For more photos and to learn more about Patrick visit his very own Facebook page as well as the official website for Ballarat Wildlife Park.

We sure wish we could give him a great big hug.

Photos by Ballarat Wildlife Park

[via Twisted Sifter]

New Music That You Should Totally Be Listening To

http://open.spotify.com/user/1266353920/playlist/77ywtNk0yVpXjgVlCJDHaz

Greek Tragedy- The Wombats

Get It- Matt and Kim

Our Own House- Misterwives

Live This Nightmare (NGHTMRE Remix)- The Griswolds

Sugar- Greg Hvnsen

Let Go- Coasts

begin again- Purity Ring

1965- Zella Day

Dust and Bones- Night Terrors of 1927

Hollow Moon (Bad Wolf)- AWOLNATION

Letting Go- FMLYBND

Halcyon Birds- Broken Back

Run- Coin

Running in Circles- POP ETC

Club Low- Model Aeroplanes

Bad, Bad, Bad- LANY

101- WALLA

Anteros- Anteros

Memo- Years & Years

I’m Good- The Mowgli’s

Falling Short- Lapsley

Lose It- Oh Wonder

Empty Gold- Halsey

Clean (feat. Jamie Lidell) - Big Data

Sophie So- Hippo Campus

Give Me a Try- The Wombats

Upswing- Prinze George

We Belong (Odesza Remix)- RAC, Katie Herzig

Walls- n e s s

Home (Tep No Remix)- Hollow Coves

Renegades- X Ambassadors

Ladybird- Beach Baby

(photo is not mine!!!!!!)