You’re Going to Fall in Love with This 29-Year-Old Wombat Named Patrick

What you’re looking at is the largest and oldest known Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) alive on Earth. His name is Patrick. Yes, like Spongebob’s best friend.

Patrick weighs 84 pounds and is seriously one of the cutest critters we have ever seen! We had no idea a wombat could get so huge.

He was orphaned when he was just a baby so the Ballarat Wildlife Park in Victoria, Australia, had to hand-raise him.

According to Tourism Australia:

The team at the park tried releasing Patrick back into the wild a couple of times but he couldn’t defend himself against other wombats.

For more information on this awesome creature check out Ballarat Wildlife Park’s official website. You can also follow Patrick on his very own Facebook page — he’s that popular.

All Photographs by Ballarat Wildlife Park