Koala Elsa and Wombat Hope are Now Best Friends Thanks to Lockdown

Australian Reptile Park recently shared an adorable video that shows an amazing friendship between koala Elsa and wombat Hope. The two used coronavirus lockdown to get to know each other better, and are now inseparable.

According to the Park’s staff, everything started when Hope was taken to the koala enclosure while her living space was being cleaned. There, the wombat met koala Elsa and the pair immediately bonded.

“We just knew the two of them would enjoy getting to know each other!,” park curator Haley Shute told Business Insider about Elsa and Hope’s friendship. “It’s a very special friendship these two have formed, and I can’t wait to see it continue to blossom.”

The staff now organizes daily meetings for Elsa and Hope, which usually begin with nose kisses. The public can also witness this adorable friendship since Australian Reptile Park opened its doors to visitors in early June.