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  • Steve Parish Inspired by Nature

    World, meet Patrick. He’s 29 years old and single, and today is his birthday. He's the world’s oldest living #wombat

  • Tracey

    Warning! This is a serious dose of Friday cuteness from the ‪#‎NationalTreeDay‬ team. Patrick the Wombat is the oldest and largest known living Wombat at the grand age of 29. Looks like he loves a hug. He is well cared for at Ballarat Wildlife Park and we wish him a happy belated birthday!

  • Rae Wannagoferal

    Patrick, The World's Oldest Wombat, Is My New Favorite Animal. [STORY]

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