W Is For Wombat
The wombat is a marsupial, a pouch-carrying mammal, from Australia. Although it seems small and somewhat cuddly, wombats have powerful jaws and legs, and have been known to attack humans if they feel threatened.
Wombat With an Itch
Wombats are from Australia and they are a type of marsupial, which means they have a pouch in which they carry their young. Although they look somewhat cuddly, they are very tough and aren't afraid of humans.
Although mostly very slow-moving, they can run as fast as 24 mph for about a minute if they want.
In Australia it is illegal to keep a wombat as a pet.
What do Wombats eat?
Wombats come out of their underground burrows at night to eat grasses, trees and plants.
Learn About Wombats
Full-grown wombats can weigh up to a whopping 36 kg! They are territorial animals, but will share their burrows with visitors.
- Wombat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wombats are Australian marsupials; they are short-legged, muscular quadrupeds, approximately one metre (3 feet) in length and with a very short tail. The name wombat comes from the Eora Aboriginal community who were the original inhabitants of the Sy
- Unique Australian Animals - Wombats
Wombats have long claws that are adapted for digging, and they live in burrows, from which they emerge at night to feed on grasses and other plants. The teeth of wombats are of continuous growth, and, a single pair of chisellike incisors is found in
Wombats are without a doubt (in my extremely biased opinion) the most lovable of Australia's many marsupials.
- Wombania's Wombat Information Center
Pictures and information about Australian wombats, including the Common wombat, the Southern hairy-nosed wombat, and the Northern hairy-nosed wombat.
Watch Some Wombats In Action
Got any questions about wombats? Anyone out there ever meet one personally?