Join our zoo community
Riley

Common Wombat Enclosure

17/1/18

Common Wombat Enclosure
Riley, 19 Jan 2018
snowleopard and Zoological Point like this.
    • snowleopard
      There is often talk about the destructive power of wombats, and yet some zoos manage to keep pristine, manicured lawns in their wombat exhibits. Symbio Wildlife Park and Australia Zoo are two examples of establishments with wombat enclosures that look great, without mounds of dirt and burrows in all directions. How do they manage that? Do the animals only create chaos underground?
    • jayjds2
      Well, from what I’ve heard, the Taronga keepers are instructed to immediately fill in and repair any “damage” the wombats make in the grassy areas, but the wombats will not dig in designated areas for them to do so (ie not grass). So, it seems it’s done by preventing natural behaviors of the animal.
    • Riley
      @snowleopard I might be wrong but I believe this enclosure is quite new, so the wombat may not have had enough time to dig up all the grass yet.
    • Chlidonias
      It is also unfortunately a practice in some zoos to restrict the wombats to indoor quarters at night (i.e. when the animals are actually active) to "protect" the look of the exhibit.

      (Not saying that this is the case at Symbio because I don't know).
    There are no comments to display.
  • Category:
    Symbio Wildlife Park
    Uploaded By:
    Riley
    Date:
    19 Jan 2018
    View Count:
    506
    Comment Count:
    4

    EXIF Data

    File Size:
    7 MB
    Mime Type:
    image/jpeg
    Width:
    5184px
    Height:
    3456px
    Aperture:
    f/4.0
    Make:
    Canon
    Model:
    Canon EOS 600D
    Date / Time:
    2018:01:17 13:22:16
    Exposure Time:
    1/400 sec
    ISO Speed Rating:
    ISO 100
    Focal Length:
    18 mm
     

    Note: EXIF data is stored on valid file types when a photo is uploaded. The photo may have been manipulated since upload (rotated, flipped, cropped etc).