Dream job: Lonely baby wombat needs a professional Wombat Cuddler

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Orphaned Baby Wombat Derrick Loving Life on Tasmanian Island

Derek the baby wombat needs cuddles. Are you the person for the job?

Flinders Island, an isle northeast of Tasmania, is seeking a professional wombat cuddler for Derek, who lost his mother when she was hit by a car.

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Derek is quite the runner already -- but he'd like to be a well-rounded wombat, and that means relaxing every once in a while.

Image: facebook/sean scott photography

Once hired, the lucky cuddler will be flown to Flinders Island from an Australian city of their choice (sorry, other continents). Once there, they'll spend a delightful three days exploring the island and hanging out with their new wombat friend.

Obviously, only the best cuddlers need apply.

Think you have what it takes to help Derek feel cozy? You can submit your application here.

If you're not in Australia, keep your eyes peeled for similar opportunities elsewhere. Animal cuddling is becoming an increasingly common business --; a Virginia farm sought baby goat cuddlers earlier this year.

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