(Family: Vombatidae)

Wombats are the bulldozers of the Australian bush, equipped with a compact, stocky body, muscular limbs and strong claws for digging, a thickened bony plate in its rump ooo for protection and a rear facing pouch to protect its young. Three species occur today, including the Northern and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats, both listed as threatened (Northern is Critically Endangered and Southern is Near Threatened on IUCN Red List), and the widely-distributed and more common Bare-nosed Wombat.

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this Page...

If you found this page useful, please share it with your friends