There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
The source said:
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]
Bruce Springsteen might be a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, but deep down inside he's a total softie!!!
The Boss was recently doing a string of shows down under in Australia, and he and E Street Band decided to take a quick break from the action and paid a visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park!
Well Bruce got a chance to meet some of the furriest critters the park had to offer, and there was a super magical moment he got a chance to cuddle with a wombat named Bumble, and from what we can tell it was love at first sight!!
The legendary rocker definitely looked like he enjoyed his time with his furry friend and cradled the marsupial like a newborn baby!!
In a slightly-less adorable scene, The Boss got a chance to hold onto a snake and almost didn't seem to mind that the reptile was slowly wrapping itself around his neck!
[Image via Jo Lopez/Bruce Springsteen.]
What exactly IS a wombat??
They're not a bat and they're certainly not a wom. (Whatever that is.)
Regardless, the one thing we do know is: they're super cute!
This little cutie is super excited to come home, but runs straight into the screen door!
Oh noes! How will she ever get indoors??
Let's see… look around and… oh! What's that? A cat door!
She found her way in! Now it's just time to super cautiously, carefully make her way through the door.
Check out the video (above) to see if this wombat ever makes it inside!!
Whoa! That is one serioussssssly HUGE wombat!
Ballarat Wildlife Park has the world's oldest wombat!
His name is Patrick and he's 27-years-old. Most wombats in captivity only live to 20!
Oh and he's freakin' GIGANTIC! Did we mention that already? LOLz!
He weighs an incredible 66-pounds but got bullied by other wombats every time he was released into the wild, so he lives at the zoo.
He bunks up with a family of three other wombats, a mama, a papa and their baby.
Patrick hasn't ever had any kids or girlfriends or boyfriends or anything, which might also make him the world's oldest wombat virgin!
Poor guy, someone needs to give that big wombat some love!!
[Image via Imgur.]
Talk about some good deeds!
The Wild About Wildlife Rescue Center in Kilmore, Victoria took in a baby wombat after its mother was killed after getting hit by a car.
The Milligan family then took in the baby from that center, and nursed it all the way back to health!
Everyone is going wombat shiz crazy at the Brookfield Zoo.
There are only 10 Southern hairy nose wombats in North America, and the little cuties at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo are too PRESCHUZZ!!
A new joey is unnamed at the moment, but she's out of the pouch and exploring her new world!
This is the 16th successful wombat birth at the zoo and the staffers hope there is a lot more where this joey came from!
Congrats to the Brookfield Zoo on another super Aussie baby cutie!
They couldn't be more different and more alike!
Anzac was brought to the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia, after he was found abandoned, although he still have five months to go of living in a pouch.
There, he met his wombat buddy Peggy, a pint sized gurl who was also orphaned!
Uh oh! This is NOT good for this little wombat!: :(
Yogi, a 7.5 month old wombat, was found by an alpaca in the wilds of Australia.
Wombats normally stay in their mama's pouches until they're at least six pounds.
Yogi is two pounds…and his mom was run over by a car.
The Darraweit Guim Wildlife Shelter is currently caring for the youngster but they're hoping to find another wombat to take of the little one.