Derek has been with Mooney since December 2015, when she rescued him from his mother's pouch after the mother was hit by a car. He's currently an "only child" because he's Mooney's only wombat who needs constant care, but 15 others live on her property and will stay there until they're mature enough to return to the wild.
|A photographer discovered Derek while taking photos for Tourism Australia.|
So far, Tourism Tasmania has received over 3,000 entries. Applicants have until April 16 to describe in 25 words or less why they're the best person to fulfill the role of Chief Wombat Cuddler.
Whether or not you can apply, you can watch the video on repeat, so let's all thank Derek for making our day a little brighter.
on another hand...