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Super Lazy Rescue Wombat Finds The Perfect Way To Eat His Meals

“I am not sure I can show you a more 'chilled' wombat."

When Phoenix first arrived at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary in Australia at the end of June, he’d already been through a lot. He'd been rescued from being an illegal pet and seemed exhausted, just wanting a safe, comfy place to relax for a while.

But as Phoenix settled into his new home, his personality didn’t change, and his new rescue family realized that’s just who he is — a sleepy, lazy wombat. 

One night, when he was eating dinner, he showed everyone just how far his laziness could go. Instead of sitting down in front of the bowl and eating normally, Phoenix rolled over onto his back, put his head against the bowl and began munching away the best he could. 

“I am not sure I can show you a more 'chilled' wombat,” Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary wrote on its Facebook page

He looked so ridiculous and adorable, eating upside down, that at that moment his rescue family fell in love with him even more. 

“Clearly settled in as you can see,” the rescue wrote. “I have my work cut out for me!” 

Phoenix loves relaxing more than anything, and it definitely seems like it would be a challenge to try and get him to be more active. Luckily, he’s super cute when he’s napping and being lazy … 

… so his new rescue family has pretty much decided to just let it slide. 

Phoenix had a bit of a bumpy start to life, but now that he’s settled into Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary, he can just lie around being comfy all day, and no one has any objections to that. 

If you'd like to help other rescued wombats, you can donate to Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary