Common Wombat

Vombatus ursinus

Summary

Wombats are mainly nocturnal and crepuscular, emerging fromtheir burrows at dusk to graze in the cooler night temperatures. However duringcolder seasons, they may be seen sunbathing in the day.

They are equipped with powerful limbs, short broad feet andflattened claws. They have a short stocky body with a broad head.

Theydiffer from other marsupials by having only two incisor teeth in the upper jaw.The incisor and molar teeth of this animal are also unique because they haveopen roots and continue to grow throughout the animal’s life.


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Habitat

Dry and wet forest, woodland and coastal heath and pasturelands

Distribution

South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania

Size

Can grow to around 110cm and can weigh in at up to around 35kg

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