Rescued Baby Wombat Recovered from being Underweight

Elsie is a baby wombat rescued from her mom’s pouch when she died due to a car accident. The accident occurred sometime in March. A passerby happened to discover baby Elsie. ACT Wildlife initially took care of Elsie. She was reportedly underweight and generally weak. Thus, baby Elsie needed care from a veterinary clinic. Elsie showed that she was a fighter. Caregivers do not believe that she was going to be alive.

Elsie weighed 120 grams! when she was orphaned. Now, with the age of six months and a half, she weighs 1300 grams! Thanks to her human mom, Helen, who religiously tended to her needs. Helen provided Elsie with a home that she can live in until she can do independently on her own.

Elsie looked adorably at peace back when she was rescued.

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Elsie was underweight when she was found.

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Fortunately, Elsie was free from injuries from the car accident. However, she needed some care for some infection she contracted. Further, she needed treatment for herpes, which is common among wombats.

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Elsie stayed ten weeks in a crib made for her situation.

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Elsie had to undergo nigh feeding with wombat formula to boost her health.

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