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Yo-Yo Ma meets Chicago wombat

Dec. 15, 2011 at 5:50 PM   |   Comments

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CHICAGO, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma was photographed alongside Brookfield Zoo's Wilbur the Wombat at a Chicago benefit.

Peter Sagal, host of NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" snapped the picture in the wombat's dressing room at the Chicago Community Trust's 96th anniversary event Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.

Donna LaPietra, the event's producer, said Ma requested a "meet and greet" with the wombat when he heard the animal was going to be at the event to showcase the zoo.

"He was done doing the rehearsal with the orchestra on stage and joined Wilbur in his dressing room," she said. "Next thing you know he's just down on the floor."

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