Donna Steppan, who works at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary, took the weak wombat in after he was found hiding on a veranda near the centre in New South Wales, Australia.
“In other words they will appear out of nowhere, or on somebody’s verandah, in a dog kennel, anywhere to prevent being further attacked by the new dominant male wombat.”
She added: “He arrived overnight on an elderly couple’s veranda, very weak from hiding as they don’t eat unless it is safe.
“They knew about us thankfully and called us about him, otherwise he would have been shot.
“We went and fetched him and he is indeed an old male wombat who has been beaten up and just needs to be treated and to have a safe place to live out his final days, which he of course will get at the sanctuary.
“Like I …