Wombat

Wombats are only found in Australia and are among the largest burrowing mammals in the world, they’re expert diggers with short, muscular legs and sharp claws.

We came across this one, mowing the lawn, at the Bendeela Camping grounds in Kangaroo Valley.

Wombats are marsupials with brown, tan or grey fur and from their stubby tails to their large skulls they can measure 1.3m long and weigh 36kg​, they are herbivores and their closest relative is the Koala.

When under threat, wombats dive into their burrows and use their rear ends to block the entrance and protect the rest of their bodies. They may even kick their attacker or crush their skull on the roof of the burrow.

Fun Facts:

Unlike other marsupials such as kangaroos and koalas, the opening of a wombat’s pouch faces her rear rather than her head to prevent it filling with dirt when the mother is digging.

A Group of Wombats is Known As a Wisdom.

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