If you're in charge of an animal sanctuary in Australia, you've got to be prepared for anything. Lisa Milligan, the owner of Wild About Wildlife in Kilmore, Victoria, has just about seen it all. She helps take care of everything from kangaroos to koalas on a daily basis, so she's learned to roll with whatever these amazing (and rambunctious) creatures throw her way.
But nothing could have prepared Lisa for the man who knocked on her door one cold night in April. It wasn't really the man that was so surprising, but rather what he held in his hands - swaddled in his shirt was a baby wombat that looked like it didn't have more than an ounce of life left in it. The man explained how he was out driving when he noticed what appeared to be a dead wombat off to the side of the road. He got out of his car and attempted to move the wombat's body out of the way so that it wouldn't get hit by a car. Upon doing so, something small and pink caught his eye: a baby wombat. To his surprise, this little guy was still alive. So, he did the only thing he could think to do and removed his shirt, wrapped up the scared wombat, and delivered it to someone far more capable than him.
It's a good thing he did. Lisa and her team accepted the baby Wombat, whom they nicknamed "Digger," with open arms. Scroll down to learn the rest of Digger's story and see what he's doing today.
Stories of animal rescues never cease to bring a smile to our face, especially when they involve animals as unique as Digger.
Digger is a baby wombat who was found orphaned on the side of the road. His mother was struck by a car, but Digger managed to survive long enough for help to arrive.
When he was brought to Lisa Milligan of the Wild About Wildlife animal sanctuary, she was unsure if he would survive.
This is Max. He's an orphaned kangaroo also living at the sanctuary. From the moment Digger arrived, Max took a liking to him.
According to Milligan, Max tries his hardest to help take care of Digger.
"Max is his new mummy’s shadow. What I do, he helps," said Milligan in an interview with The Dodo.
While Max's "contributions" might not be of much help, it's the brotherly bonding that matters most!
Digger weighed less than one pound when they found him.
He needs more attention than your average sanctuary resident, but Lisa's efforts are clearly paying off.
"Digger has a lot of affection to give. He is a little naughty at times, but loves a tummy rub."
Digger can't wait to grow big and strong with his new friends and family at Wild About Wildlife. Just imagine the mischief that he and Max are going to get into ...
If you'd like to learn more about Wild About Wildlife and how you can help animals like Digger and Max, visit their Facebook page.
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