About the Wonderful Wombat
Wombat - Marsupial
The wombat is a large, hairy marsupial mammal. Its powerful build can weigh up to 39 kilograms and it is approximately one metre long, with a short, 2 5-millimetre tail. It has stumpy legs and stout flattened claws.
It lives mostly in southeastern Australia, including southern Queensland and Tasmania. It prefers hilly forest country in which to dig its many burrows, which are often 20 metres long.
Mom and Baby Wombat
Great story for the little ones
Really Large Rodent-like Teeth
The wombat is nocturnal, emerging after dark to forage on grasses, roots and herbs with its rootless teeth. As with other rodents, wombats have a continuous succession of grinding surfaces in their mouths, which are constantly replaced as they wear down.
There.are three species of wombat, all similar — the other two being the southern and northern hairy-nosed wombats, which are plains dwellers, as opposed to the common wombat, who prefers the forest floor.
Have you every seen a Wombat?
Wombat Day - Oct.22nd
Wombats are solitary creatures but they do show some community spirit in as much as their burrows often interconnect. Each excavates several burrows and they visit regularly. Despite this they maintain individual feeding grounds by scent marking and defensive measures.
Females have a double-teated, rear-opening pouch, wherein single young are normally suckled. After six months the young is weaned but it accompanies its parents for another ten to 11 months before separating.
THE Wombat Web Site
- Wombat Information Center
Wombat information and pictures of the Bare-nosed or Common wombat and the Hairy-nosed wombat, including articles about diet, habitat, distribution, behavior, life cycle, classification and physical characteristics.
- Secret sex life of wombats
A complicated dance, a bite on the rump and ferocious backward kicks are all part of the wombat's lovemaking repertoire, a new study has revealed. -