"When Hope was still in the pouch, her mum was hit and killed by a car. Thankfully, a passer-by checked her pouch and discovered Hope’s tiny, scared face staring back at her. Suddenly alone in the world, Hope was brought to the Australian Reptile Park where Tim Faulkner became her new ‘fill-in’ family, providing her with the milk she needed and the cuddles she craved." - Australian Reptile Park

Ryan, Will, Adam and James thinking of ways to distract the carer and steal little Hope for themselves

Chaos Theory decided to help Hope's rehabilitation and adopted the 1.5 year old wombat rescue from the Australian Reptile Park.

In August the team visited baby Hope to meet her and learn more about her journey from her carers. Adopting an animal funds the important work the park does, it helps with:

  • Conservation breeding programs
  • Broad scale native animal conservation
  • Education programs and online resources
  • Animal care and enrichment programs
  • New and exciting developments

She was also a massive inspiration for KangaZoo, our upcoming mobile game developed with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and PentaQuest. KangaZoo celebrates Australian wildlife and promotes conservation, read the case study here.

Jessy and Gabriella getting up close and personal with young Hope

The team was smitten when Hope's carers let them into her santuary and Hope was more than happy to play and cuddle ... for a little while. We learnt a lot about Hope, her love for hugs, her appetite for Ryan's shoelaces and apparently her very deadly butt that's used as her best defense in the wild! Although we didn't want to say good bye, we left happy to know Hope was in the best, capable hands.

Hope will move to a sanctuary in 2021, a special place for her connect with other wombats and hopefully be released back into the wild.

One of Hope's incredible carers, helping her through her rehabilitation at the Australian Reptile Park

To learn more about adopting an animal from the Australian Reptile Park visit: https://reptilepark.com.au/shop/adoption/adopt-an-animal/

This is just one of many initiatives that Chaos Theory has dedicated their time to, we want to embody our values and be advocates for change. We want to make an impact through our games as well as through our real-life actions.