A baby wombat has been born in Brabant’s BestZoo in what zoo officials say is a first for the Netherlands.
The infant was first spotted by a visitor when it poked its head out of its mother’s pouch earlier this month. Zoo staff do not know exactly when it was born, but it is believed to be the first wombat birth in a Dutch zoo.
Its parents arrived in Best in 2021 and are thought to be the only wombats living in captivity in the Netherlands.
Baby wombats are extremely small and remain in their mother’s pouch for several months.
‘The wombats are doing well,’ the zoo said in a statement. ‘The youngster sticks its nose out regularly.’
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