ultrafacts:Tonka, 7, lives in Billabong Sanctuary in North…


Tonka, 7, lives in Billabong Sanctuary in North Queensland, Australia, and has had a rough life. He was orphaned as a baby when his mother was hit by car. Then in 2011, a portion of the sanctuary where he lives was damaged by a cyclone. During that time Tonka lost 20 percent of his body fat and was diagnosed with clinical depression. But now, the wombat has found some comfort, in the form of his snuggly teddy bear.

“Many orphaned animals take comfort in cuddling teddies and Tonka just never grew out of it,” Samantha Sherman, who helps care for the Tonka, said in a statement. “He’s really just a big baby at heart.”


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