Astonishing Video Captures a Baby Wombat Waving Its Paw for Help From Dead Mom's Pouch

An incredible video has captured a startling moment when a trapped baby wombat is seen waving at animal rescuers from the depths of its dead mother’s pouch after she was hit and killed by a car.


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On a cold morning in May, a group of walkers spotted a dead wombat on the roadside near Bundanoon, New South Wales, Australia, and alerted wildlife rescuers. Loma, a local wildlife rescuer, pulled the deceased mother to the other side of the road and reached out to John Creighton, 59, from Wombat Care suspecting the wombat was carrying a joey in her pouch, according to the Daily Mail.