A white baby wombat was nursed back to health in Ceduna, Australia, after he was found abandoned a month earlier near the town. The rare southern hairy-nosed wombat was found close to death, dehydrated and exhausted, by shearers working on a remote property.
He was named Polar by his carer, wildlife rescuer Val Salmon, because he looks more like a baby polar bear than a wombat. “I’ve been looking after wombats for nearly 40 years, and he’s the third white one that’s come into my care. And, yes, he’s very rare,” Salmon said to local media.