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Thursday 5 February 2015

World's Oldest Wombat

Happy Birthday to Hamlet.  Happy Birthday to you.

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Address: 2000 Meadowvale Road
Date: Feb 2015
Website:  www.torontozoo.com

  Hamlet, the southern hairy-nosed wombat, turned 33 on February 1, 2015.  We visited the Toronto Zoo to wish him a happy birthday and to congratulate him on being the oldest wombat in the world.  On September 1, 2016 he will become the oldest wombat in history.
Hamlet. Today it's your Birthday.

   Hamlet is still quite active and can often be seen roaming around his enclosure.  He is a little worse for wear, as he had to have one eye removed and he often requires his food to be microwaved in order to soften it up for chewing.  His right eye always appears closed which makes him easy to differentiate from the other two wombats at the zoo.  If you can, we recommend that you come and visit him in the Australasia Pavilion.  If not, you can always enjoy the video of him below.  We wish you all the best Hamlet!

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Toronto Zoo (Australasia Pavilion)

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1 comment:

  1. We are sad to report that Hamlet passed away at the Toronto Zoo on July 6 2016. He is the oldest southern hairy-nosed wombat in history.


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