Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The News For Wombats

From ABC News:

American gives $8m to wombat rescuers

A multi-million-dollar bequest from an American benefactor has shocked a volunteer wombat rescue program in South Australia.

The man visited Mannum in South Australia to see the work two years ago and has now given $8 million to the Wombat Awareness Organisation.

Founding director Brigitte Stevens has been astounded by the donation and plans to put the money towards buying land to develop a centre to care for wombats.

"There's nothing like that in South Australia and you know that'd be a big step forward for conservation in South Australia where we can then work on co-existence with other species of wildlife as well," she said.

I have no opinion, other than, in the end, people should feel free and unfettered to give to whatever causes move them.

In unrelated news, have I mentioned lately how much I love wombats and I unreservedly admire

their entire

body of work?

Yum. Yum.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wombat is such a wonderfully...woody..kind of word. Not at all tinny, like eucalyptus yum yum.