After revelations that an off-duty policeman stoned a wombat to death, it seems the way to show a wombie some love and support falls to this horse. Here’s the story behind this bond...
With drought reducing paddocks to dust across large parts of Australia, this moment captured on a farm in Braidwood, NSW shows the shared struggle of finding water. The fact a normally nocturnal wombat is out ‘day drinking’ is remarkable. But it also shows the sweet side of animal friendships as Felix the horse reaches out to a wombat who’s likely already struggling with the effects of the mange mite that’s wreaking havoc on 90% the wild population.
But considering the challenges they’re both facing, who doesn’t need a friend and a drink to get you through!
Pic: Erin Renfield