Wanted Chief Wombat Cuddler. Apply here

Since Derek was orphaned in December, his little face has gone viral – and now local tourism chiefs are offering fans the chance to get up close

 

Cute critters are just asking for a cuddle – and now, thanks to the competition of a lifetime, you can offer your services.

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'Chief wombat cuddler' job opening offers the cutest 9 to 5 around featuring tiny furry orphan

Derek the wombat is the critter in question, and the little guy is fiercely in need of some love and affection.

That’s why there’s a competition to send the winner to Tasmania’s Flinders Island where you’ll get to wrap your arms around a the little one.

The mellow marsupial, who shot to fame after he lost his mum in December when she was reportedly killed in a car collision, is being raised by Kate Mooney, who’s also known as the ‘Wombat Lady of Flinders Island’, says UPI .

 

Now they’re seeking a Chief Wombat Cuddler for three days – although it’s an unpaid position.

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Derek the wombat from Tasmania's Flinders Island
Derek the wombat is living happily Tasmania’s Flinders Island since he lost his mum

The successful applicant and a friend will be sent on an all-expenses-paid trip the island, where they’ll also get to enjoy the local sights.

Unfortunately, you can only enter if you’re an Australian citizen, closing date April 16.

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Derek the wombat from Tasmania's Flinders Island
The tiny mite was left orphaned when his mun died last December

“Non-cuddlers need not apply,” the tourism website states.

Sourced from Mirror.com