With a great honour I present a story about Dianna and Warwick from Rocklily Wombat rescue center.
When in 6th grade I read a book about Australia, it became my life dream to visit this remote country. I dreamed to see kangaroos, Great Barrier Reef and to stand in front of Uluru and see how it changes colors during the day. Funny enough I moved to Denmark, where Jørn Utzon, the architect of the Sydney opera, came from (I even visited the last building that Utzon designed to know more about this talented man).
The Danish connection to Australia became even stronger after Frederick, Crown Prince of Denmark, married the Australian citizen Mary Donaldson. Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark, won hearts of many people, created her charity foundation and introduced, among others, an Australian art concept Sculpture by the Sea.
From documentaries about wild life in Australia, I learned about a strange, but cute animal, wombat.
I became curious about this short – legged mammal, tried to see them in Copenhagen zoo (but they were too shy that day), but succeed to ”have a lunch” with them at a local cafe ”Lazy Wombat”.
Fascination became stronger when I got a Rocklily wombat calendar as a gift.
Each month I enjoyed beautiful photos of wombats, their personal stories and learned some fun facts about animals, like few wombats were subjects of ancient aboriginal rock art (4000 – year – old wombat drawing was found in Wollemi National park), they are good diggers and funniest of all: wombat poo is cube – shaped! 🙂
I got my calendar in the end of 2019, and it broke my heart to hear the news about the bushfires. I think many people all around the world prayed for Australia those terrible weeks.
It’s been a huge nature catastrophe, and it is amazing, that many people volunteered and tried to find ways to help.
But then COVID19 became hot topic on the world arena and our everyday life became so different, that there were no time to think about AU.
But the more I went through my calendar, the more interested I became about Rocklily Wombats. I discovered that this is a rescue center, and they treat wombats for mange and release them to the wild nature when they are ready.
And the donations they get only from their webshop. I decided to learn a bit more, and looked at their website.