Who doesn’t love wombats? They’re one of Australia’s most iconic (and adorable) marsupials.
What about wine? Well, that’s a given.
What if we told you that you could save wombats by drinking some plonk? What a dream!
Little Giant Wine has partnered with wildlife rescue organisation WIRES to support the work it does in rescuing and treating wombats who are facing increasing threats from habitat loss, vehicle collisions and disease.
Funnily enough, the wine’s birthplace is South Australia, which is where the southern hairy-nosed wombat reigns!
The funding received from the sales of Little Giant goes towards helping WIRES who help thousands of wombats who have suffered injuries, many of which if left untreated can cause a slow and painful death.
One of the wombats that has been helped by the contributions of Little Giant Wine is Ash.
Ash was rescued by a young girl who did a pouch check on a wombat that had died after someone had hit his mum with their car. The joey was taken to WIRES covered in Ash, hence the name!
Weighing in at just 1.080kg, he was taught how to drink from a bottle, and even teamed up with two other little orphans.
Now a fully grown adult, the adorable wombat – and his adoptive siblings – feed on two bottles a day, and enjoy munching on native grasses and other supplements to keep healthy.
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We said we had a surprise! Well introducing ASH! Ash was rescued by a young girl Zoe who did a pouch check on a Wombat that had been hit by a car and passed away. Luckily Zoe was in a car that eventually drove past who stopped and pulled her to safety to check her pouch, which contained a Joey. Zoe drove the joey to Anna knowing she was a Wires carer. This was in the time of the horrible bush fires and when Zoe arrived, the air was thick and they were all covered in Ash…so Ash he is! Join us over the next few weeks as we journey with Ash and #WineForWires 😊 #Sponsors #LittleGiant #Wombat #Wine #WineLover #WineTime #Wireswildliferescue #BabyAnimals #Support #Winestagram #Animals #WiresWildLife #Australia #Wildlife #babyanimals #wombat #cuteanimals #followus
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Pucker UP! Seem's like little Ash isn't so little and is making friends 😏…Could we potentially be seeing a 'little giant'? #LittleGiant #Wombat #Wine #WineLover #WineTime #Wireswildliferescue #BabyAnimals #Support #Winestagram #WinesForWires #AussieWine #AustralianWine #Australia #CuteAF
Ash’s incredible recovery wouldn’t have happened without the support of Little Giant Wines whose contribution has helped him and many others just like him to grow into healthy adults and return to the wild with the best chance of surviving and rebuilding the wombat populations.
Little Giant Barossa Shiraz is available for $22 from all major liquor retailers across the country. The range also includes Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Grenache.