Social media can make celebrities out of the most unlikely people. Or, in some cases, the most unlikely of animals. Such was the case with Patrick the Wombat, who died yesterday at the age of 32. And his fans have taken to Facebook to express their grief.
Here's a little fun fact for your next Australia-themed dinner party: female marsupials all have three vaginas. That includes kangaroos, koalas, quokkas, and those cube-pooping wombats.
Wombats are adorable. These wonderful marsupials are native to Australia and it seems all they want in life is some good food and a nice cuddle. Oh, and they also have cubic poo. Which is a fun fact™.
This video comes from the Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary in New South Wales, Australia. And while all the wombats' antics are adorable, we're mostly still stuck on the beginning, where the wombat empties the washing machine.
Every evening, your average wombat deposits 80 to 100 dry, cube-like droppings around its territory. This nocturnal marsupial unloads four to eight of these 2-centimeter wide feces every time it pauses to excrete.