Australia Australians are shocked by size of wombat at a Queensland sanctuary
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A plump wombat has shocked Australians by its enormous size and has even been placed on an exercise program to help her lose a few pounds.
uploaded an image to its Facebook page on Saturday of a smiling handler holding the gigantic marsupial.
Miss Ruby, who calls Safe Haven sanctuary home, tips the scales at 35kg with Facebook users left flabbergasted by her monstrous size.
'That things is bloody huge! What the heck,' wrote one person.
'Crikey,' commented another.
'Miss Ruby, you are enormous,' added a third.
But others were captivated on how cuddlesome the plump wombat looked with one person commenting: 'Oh so cuddly.'
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'So snuggly,' added another Facebook user.
'OMG! That is one huge bundle of love,' another person wrote.
Miss Ruby is currently undergoing an exercise program, with wildlife volunteers taking the furry marsupial for walks to help her shed the extra pounds.
Safe Haven sanctuary at Mount Larcom in Queensland is home to over 20 Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats that are part of a captive breeding program.
The critically endangered species is threatened by Sarcoptic mange, a disease which has killed off up to 90 per cent of affected populations.
Weighing between 20 to 32 kilograms, the herbivores feed on grass and woody shrubs.
The marsupials are mostly found in shrub-land in the south-eastern corner of Western Australia, South Australia and even as far as south-west New South Wales.
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