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Today in AW!-some: New Baby Wombat

By Marcus Gilmer in Miscellaneous on Feb 27, 2009 10:45PM

Photo courtesy Brookfield Zoo, via ABC 7
No, we're not turning into CuteOverload, but with all the depressing news this week, we thought we'd celebrate a little bit of good news. Visitors to Brookfield Zoo will finally be able to catch a peek at the new southern hairy-nosed wombat joey that was born last July to the zoo's eight-year-old wombat, Kambora. The joey has started venturing outside her mother's pouch more and more recently as at about nine months, joeys leave the pouch permanently.