This is Patrick the wombat. He weighs 84lbs (38kg) and recently celebrated his 29th birthday. Wombats are a four-legged marsupial that are native to Australia. Patrick the wombat just happens to be the oldest living wombat in captivity.
Patrick was orphaned as a baby before he was taken in and hand raised by the owners of the park.
Patrick is 29 years-old (most wombats in captivity only live to be about 20).
This basically makes him the Wombat King.
The team at the park tried releasing Patrick back into the wild a couple of times but he always came back.
Patrick’s mom was run over by a car, so his rescuers took him out of the pouch and brought him to a rehabilitation center.
Patrick greets visitors in the car park from his wheelbarrow.
His legions of fans have turned ‘Wombat Pat’ into something of a celebrity.
Patrick loves humans so much, he refuses to be released into the wild. Somehow, he always finds his way back. We love you, too, Patrick!