Taronga welcomes wombat joey, Yadu!

Taronga welcomes wombat joey, Yadu!

#Animals, #Taronga Zoo Sydney

Posted on 31st May 2024 by Media Relations

An adorable Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat joey has been born at Taronga Zoo Sydney. 

Video by Keeper Amy Coultas.

Welcome to the family, Yadu!

Taronga Zoo Sydney has some very exciting news!

Introducing Yadu, a Southern hairy-nosed wombat joey who has just started emerging from her mother Jedda’s pouch over the past month.

Yadu - which means “good/beautiful” in the Wirangu language of South Australia - is 8-months-old and growing bigger by the day.

Only a handful of Zoos in Australia have had success breeding this species in recent years, so Taronga’s contribution to the regions breeding program is essential. 

You can view some adorable wombat joey content on our Instagram.

Hairy-nosed wombat joey
Hairy-nosed wombat joey