Two wombat babies are delighting staff and visitors at Tasmania Zoo.
The joeys, one of which is about six months old and walking around, are part of the third generation of wombats to be born at Tasmania Zoo in Riverside.
For the staff, the wombats are a wonderful addition.
Zoo owner Rochelle Penney said it's always exciting when a baby animal arrives.
"All babies are super exciting of course. These ones are very special in terms of the work we do," Mrs Penney said.
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"It goes back to the first wombats we had here at the zoo which we rescued orphans that were unable to be released.
"They bred and then that generation bred which lead to us now having the third generation here at the zoo, which is incredible."
Mrs Penney said that although the younger baby is still too small to venture out, there have been glimpses for lucky zoo visitors.
"A few days ago we had really nice weather and Mum was laying upside down and you could fully see the baby in the pouch and hopefully in the next couple of weeks it should start emerging."
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Monday also marked International Zookeeper Day.
Tasmanian zookeeper Abby Kennedy said that animals have always been her passion in life.
"It's about protecting those who cant protect and defend themselves," said Ms Kennedy.
"A lot of the time people have a voice and these animals don't, so we can be their voices.
"It's important to educate people about that and not just our native species, but also the exotic species here that you may not be able to see in the wild."
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