12 Days of Wombat Wednesday

By Georgia Kelleher

20 December 2019

6 minute read

We were stumped on what gift we wanted to give you this festive season. But then we realised, you’d been dropping hints all year.

So, in honour of your favourite day of the week (yep – we did the maths), we present you with the top 12 Wombat Wednesdays of 2019. Along with some tips to help you finish the year.

On the first day of Christmas my national science research agency sent to me… a wombat with some cute feet.

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Lil’ womby is admiring her new pedi but undecided on the colour. 💅⠀ ⠀ Happy #WombatWednesday! 💓⠀ ⠀ 📸 : @bonorong⠀ ⠀ #wombat #wombats #chonk #maybeshesbornwithit #spoileralert #sheis #selfcare #nudenails #pedicure #csiro #welovescience #welovewombats ⠀

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Heading to the beach? Remember to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek, and Slide!

 

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#WombatWednesday is here! 😍⠀ ⠀ Fun fact: wombats usually spend the entire day in their burrows (same) because they’re nocturnal. But they will come out into the sun to sunbathe and warm up! 🌞⠀ ⠀ This little cutie took the memo a little too seriously 🔥⠀ ⠀ 📸: @charlesdavisphotography⠀ ⠀ #wombat #sunbaking #wemisssummer #visitaus #australia #wildlifephotography #csiro

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The end of the year is a time to reflect, and think back to earlier this year (like when it was actually pretty chilly and our furry friends found snow).

 

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⁣Phteven, is that you?⠀ ⠀ You didn’t think we were going to forget about #WombatWednesday did you? ⠀ ⠀ 📷: @charlesdavisphotography⠀ ⠀ #csiro #wombat #phteven #welovescience #welovewombats #wombats #wombatsofinstagram

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“Call Mr. Plow, that’s my name, that name again is Mr. Plow.” ⠀ ⠀ This furry butt was recently spotted successfully ploughing his way across a ski run at Thredbo Resort.⠀ ⠀ #WombatWednesday #wombats #thredboresort #thredbo #australia #welovewombats #csiro #jindabyne ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Video: @the_plow / @fortheloveofjindabyne

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It’s a reminder to give yourself a hi-five for smashing another huge year.

 

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⁣When in doubt, peace and pout. ⁣💋⁣✌⠀ ⠀ Fun fact: Wombats ⁣usually eat fibrous native grasses, sedges and rushes – usually dependent on what’s available at the time. Safe to say this Aussie icon eats roots and leaves. 🙈⠀ ⠀ 📸: @i.m.li⁣ ⠀ ⠀ #WombatWednesday #csiro #womby #welovewombats #welovescience #photography #visitaus #tasmania #commonwombat #love #aussieanimals #hello #fromtheotherside

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And we know gift giving can be difficult, but try to think outside the cube.

 

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⁣Poo³.⠀ ⠀ This cubic scat belongs to our beloved Wombat friends. ⠀ ⠀ In recent times it wasn’t all too uncommon for people to believe that wombats defecated and then squished their poo into its distinct shape (don’t try this at home, 0/10 would not recommend). 💩⠀ ⠀ But, a recent discovery by Aussie researchers (Dr Scott Carver and his team at @universityoftasmania) has found that the square-like shape actually starts a lot earlier in poo process. In their 9m long intestine in fact.⠀ ⠀ Here’s to wombats and weird poops! 🍻⠀ ⠀ #WombatWednesday #csiro #wombats #welovescience #welovewombats #australia #science #australianscience #thatsnotbananabread

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Take time to show those closest to you just how much you love them.

 

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⁣We’re ending this #WombatWednesday, or this #WombatHumpday with a bang! 💥⠀ ⠀ 📸: @charlesdavisphotography ⠀ ⠀ #wombat #cheeky #coppingafeel #loveisallaround #australiananimals #visitaus #csiro #welovescience #butnotasmuchasthesewombatsloveeachother

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Because if you scratch their back, they might just scratch yours.

 

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⁣Wait a minute, is today Wednesday? Has every day merged into one? ⠀ ⠀ Nope. It’s #WorldWombatDay! So we’re here to scratch your itch with not one, but TWO wombat posts this week.⠀ ⠀ 📸: @glanzpunkt ⠀ ⠀ #wombat #welovewombats #love #aussieanimals #visitaus #tasmania #csiro #welovescience⠀

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Let go of the past (even if it cost you the grand final).

 

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⁣⁣Norm has caught Grand Final Fever! 💚🏉⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Baby wombat Norm came into care after his mum was hit by a car. He was rescued by a member of the public and taken to an after hours vet who passed him to a wombat carer. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ He will be in care until he is 25kg (currently he weighs only 1.4kg #bless) before being released back into the wild.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Don’t worry – Norm isn’t lonely. He is even a bit of a ladies man, with the company of fellow orphaned wombats Dot and Alice. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ So smol. So precious. A national treasure. We must protect Norm at all costs. 😍⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Image: @animalhealthaus⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #wombatwednesday #csiro #australiananimals #wombats #wearecbr #WeAreRaiders #NRLGF #Canberra #Raiders #wildliferescue⠀

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Tuck in to some fresh Aussie food, maybe even some prawns.

 

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Oh lawd, she chompin’ ⁣🥕⠀ ⠀ This chonk was snapped at @thesydneyzoo in a moment we can all relate to. ⁣🤤⠀ ⠀ Happy #WombatWednesday!⠀ ⠀ 📸: @94laurenwood⠀ ⠀ #crumbyboi #crumbygal #nomnom #getthevacuumout #eatenenoughfoodtofilllizzosbag #mewhenieat #morefoodonmytumthaninit #feels #rolypoly #taggedphoto #vs #profilepics #wombat #csiro #welovescience #welovewombats #welovecarrots #welovemessyeaters⠀

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Take the opportunity to rest and recharge, it’s a tyreing time of year.

 

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⁣Feeling tyred? 😴⠀ ⠀ We wheely hope you like this week’s #WombatWednesday – almost as much as this lil dude likes his special spot.⠀ ⠀ 📷: @wombatmeetsworld⠀ ⠀ #theyseemerollin #ifitfitsisits #whereisthewombatemoji #CSIRO #welovescience #welovewombats #wombats #wombat #Australia #Gundaroo

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And start looking forward to the future, because psst! We will be back with more Wombat Wednesdays next year!

 

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Promise you won’t tell anyone, okay? But I’ve got a secret. 🤫 ⠀ ⠀ I’m in love with #WombatWednesday 🤐⠀ ⠀ Phew! So good to get that off my chest!⠀ ⠀ 📸: @shazwalt20⠀ ⠀ #wombat #wombats #wombatsofaus #welovewombats #welovescience #gotasecret #canyoukeepit #prettylittleliar #thecutestlittleliar #csiro

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No matter where this holiday season finds you, we hope you spend it surrounded by incredibly cute wombats (and if you can’t, friends and family will do).

Thanks for another great year. We couldn’t have done it without you.