Tourism

Visitors to Maria Island asked to stop taking wombat selfies

Tourists visiting Tasmania’s Maria Island are being asked to sign a pledge to promise not to take wombat selfies any longer.

According to The Independent, residents of Maria Island have begun a pledge which asks tourists to stop “chasing” wombats with their “selfie sticks”.

The pledge, which you can have a gander of here, has also been translated into Mandarin and asks that visitors treat the tiny island with respect.

It says: “I take this pledge to respect and protect the furred and feathered residents of Maria.

“I will remember you are wild and pledge to keep you this way,” it states.

“Wombats, when you trundle past me I pledge I will not chase you with my selfie stick, or get too close to your babies.

“I will not surround you, or try and pick you up.

“I will make sure I don’t leave rubbish or food from my morning tea.

“I pledge to let you stay wild.”

So come on guys, leave those adorable marsupials alone.

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