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Golden Retriever Protects Sweet Wombats At Sanctuary

May 19th, 2020

Dogs are some of the most caring creatures, and you can pretty much guarantee that they will behave like a Good Boy regardless of what kind of situation they’re in. So when a wombat sanctuary released a video of a golden retriever and a wombat, we just knew that it was going to be adorable.

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Stella the golden retriever has a very important job. She works at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary near the village of Gundaroo, Australia, the home of many sick, injured, or orphaned wombats. Stella’s job is to provide support for these furry little friends so that when they are released back into the wild she is able to keep them safe from hunters without them being scared of her.

A video was posted onto Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary’s YouTube channel showing a typical day at work for Stella, and it was an instant viral sensation, with 212,879 views and 3.2k shares, as people just couldn’t get over how adorable it was.

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The video begins with Stella scratching an itch on her furry tummy. But hilariously, the greedy little wombat seems to think that Stella is eating, and he put his head close to sniff around for any tasty treats. Stella turns her head toward the wombat as if to say, “there’s nothing here!” But the wombat still doesn’t give up and begins trying to give her kisses in the hopes that there’s something hidden away in Stella’s mouth.

Stella lovingly licks the little wombat, and she doesn’t even react when he nibbles on her tongue! She really is the most patient foster mama.

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The sanctuary explains a little more about Stella’s mama duties in the caption of their video, saying:

“At the sanctuary we have a Maremma called Stella who is specifically bred to guard our animals and keep them safe from illegal hunters and the likes. So from a very young age the wombats learn that Stella is not a threat. This has no negative effects to our final goal of releasing wombats with the survival instincts and bush skills they require to survive in the bush. Stella watches over them, big or small.”

We think it’s a great idea for the wombats to interact with Stella before being released into the wild. It gives them a taste of what it’s like to be around other types of animals, and Stella’s calm nature means that no harm will come to them in her company.

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The YouTube community seemed to notice just how loving and patient Stella is, with one user commenting:

‘Don’t you just love dogs and their capacity to love other animals, even if the other animal are being annoying? Golden Retrievers and Labradors are definitely the type of breeds of dogs with the temperaments of being gentle and tolerant, in general. And isn’t that baby wombat so cute?’

We have to agree that Stella is the perfect pup for the job! We’d love to see her interacting with the other wombats that she cares for.

Somebody else added:

‘It was so cute how the wombat grabbed the dog’s tongue.’

You can find some more information about the wombat sanctuary here, and if you want some added cuteness in your life, be sure to watch the video below!

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Source: Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

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