In this Aussie park, an unusual friendship has blossomed between a wombat and a koala [WATCH]

A koala by the name of ‘Elsa’ and a wombat by the name of ‘Hope’ have become unlikely friends during a time when the park was forced to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In this Aussie park, an unusual friendship has blossmed In this Aussie park, an unusual friendship has blossmed | Photo Credit: YouTube
An unlikely pairing between two animals of completely different species and nature may not be common, but there are plenty of incidents around the world that have highlighted an unusual bond.

The Internet is perhaps the best place to witness unlikely animal pairings. From chimpanzees getting friendly with tiger cubs to a dog cuddling up to a lion, many homes, reserves and sanctuaries have reported cases of pairings that are hard to explain.

Now, the latest bonding moment between two completely different animals has been reported from the Australian Reptile Park, and it is fascinating, to say the least.

A koala by the name of ‘Elsa’ and a wombat by the name of ‘Hope’ have become unlikely friends during a time when the park was forced to close down due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The park has been reopened after restrictions were relaxed, but the pair have become inseparable, said the staff.

Elsa and Hope’s friendship blossomed when Hope was allowed into the koala enclosure to eat some new leaves that were left by supervisors. So, when the park staff noticed the attachment between the two, they let them continue hanging out.

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“Hope is a little ray of sunshine and we just knew the two of them would enjoy getting to know each other. It makes for one cute video that’s for sure! It’s a very special friendship these two have formed and I can’t wait to see it continue to blossom,” said zoo curator Hayley Shute.

She added that Elsa and Hope have become ‘great ambassadors’ for Australian wildlife at a time when Australia has the worst mammal extinction rate on the planet.

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