A foal lot to love – sequel to city’s great love story

Published: 21 Mar 2017 10:44am

The sequel to Wagga Wagga’s greatest love story has been written.

Jenny and Forrest, the city’s much-loved resident donkeys have welcomed a new bundle of joy.

On Friday 10 March, a fluffy, white, very cute, baby boy was welcomed into the couple’s farmyard pen at the Botanic Gardens Zoo.  

Both mum and baby are doing well.

“It took the baby a day or two to properly find his feet, but now he is bounding around the pen and bonding well with both mum and dad,” Commercial Operations Sector Manager Caroline Angel

“He is a very cute addition to our zoo family and has put a lot of smiles on visitors’ faces in the past week.”

The Jenny and Forrest story captured the hearts of the Wagga community in 2015, when Jenny’s lonely-heart advertisement was answered. After a year-long search, Forrest turned out to be Jenny’s perfect mule match – proving you can’t hurry love.

Forrest relocated to Wagga from a hobby farm in Tamworth, and was unnamed at the time of the couple’s first meeting. In August 2015 the Wagga community helped name Jenny’s new beau.

Forrest was selected as the winning name – inspired by the iconic character from the movie Forrest Gump, who’s love interest was named Jenny.  

“The community has been swept up in the Jenny and Forrest story, now they can come up and meet the new little addition and give him a big Wagga welcome,” Ms Angel said.  

Last year the zoo introduced two new pademelons to the zoo family, named Bubble and Squeak by the Wagga community, which have settled in well.

The Wagga Wagga Zoo and Aviary is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Entry to the zoo is free and open from 9am to 5pm daily.