01 Jun Obi the baby wombat
Obi the baby wombat came into care when he was found on his own with burns on his back during the bushfires near Mt Tomah. His initial care was provided by WIRES carer Dannii and later transferred to Julie for long term care.
The burns healed well but it was later discovered that he had two broken legs that required surgery. This was performed by a specialist vet in partnership with local vets and took over 3 hours.
To assist his recovery, Obi has daily exercises and weekly visits from a pet physical therapist. He recently had the plates in his legs removed and has recovered quickly from his operation. He will spend many more months in care until he is ready for release.