Baby news on the Sapphire Coast has proven wildly popular with a wombat joey's arrival going viral on Facebook.
Cowsnest Wildlife Sanctuary in the Bega Valley in late June shared a video of regular visitor "Valencia" with her new joey peeking out from her pouch.
That video has since been viewed more than 22million times!
Cowsnest and Potoroo Palace staff member Anna Lindstrad said the wombat joey has yet to be given a name and encouraged suggestions from the community.
Valencia was rescued by two men in the Oaklands Rd area of Pambula several years ago and taken to Potoroo Palace Wildlife Sanctuary to recover.
While the Palace remains a sanctuary for rescued native animals not able to be released back into the wild, the associated Cowsnest property is where plenty of work is done to assist the rehabilitation and release of those that can.
While Valencia was released via Cowsnest Wildlife Sanctuary - a 23ha fenced off property not open to the public - she regularly returns via a wombat gate and according to Anna has become somewhat of the "boss of the sanctuary".
"She comes and goes as she wants, mainly for a feed of our kangaroo pellets," she said.
In late June she arrived to show off her newborn to sanctuary worker Mark Fissenden, who filmed the encounter and shared it to their Facebook community.
"This is the first wombat joey we've seen here in a couple of years. They haven't really been reproducing during the drought and fires," Anna said.
She said they have since determined the joey is a boy - "as he stuck his bum out for us!" - and are looking forward to seeing him grow and develop.