Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue in Wollemi National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Completely wild but also somewhat used to the folks at Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue, these males would come right up to the perimeter for food (or, if they called to them). Roz and Kev have taught the roos to come when called so that they can keep them out of danger. Even though somewhat trusting, they did not allow you to approach them closely. So fun to watch!
It's a bit of a long story but I had the pleasure of being invited to the Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue center after I sighted, photographed, and reported a wild wombat with mange to the Australian authorities. The folks that run this place (Roz and Kev) are absolutely wonderful; they give everything they have for the safety, health, and rescue of all sorts of animals, primarily focusing on wombats. On their 200 acre property lives all sorts of animals - from roos to wombats to wallabies to an emu. They are truly special people and if you're looking to help out; they can always use donations. Check out the links at the end of this description.
My husband and I are incredibly fortunate in that we met through our business interests and are now able to work (and, travel) together. On our trips, we always try to pack in some adventures either before or after our business. When jetlag is likely, we always add on a few days before our business begins so that we can use the outdoors to adjust to the timezone. With business in Australia our easy choice is to rent a 4x4/AWD vehicle and then head for the bush. Luckily, we both adore exploring. These pictures were taken on a business trip in February 2015; summer was just about to end.
For more information: Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue
(on Facebook), Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue
(note: their website is a bit out of date but they can accept donations through paypal), Wollemi National Park
(wikipedia), Wollemi National Park
(Official AU parks site), kangaroo