Southern hairy-nosed wombats are one of three species of wombat found in Australia; they are considered common even though their distribution is limited.
Their habitat is generally semi-arid grass plains, savannas and woodlands, living in burrows that are built into complex tunnel systems. Adult males can weigh up to 32 kg and despite this have been recorded at speeds up to 40 km/h.
WHAT THEY EAT
Wombats are herbivores. They consume a variety of grasses, shrubs and roots.
Southern Hairy-nosed wombats usually breed during winter and spring but, interestingly, during years of low rainfall breeding is limited. The pouch is rear facing so that when the female is digging the young remain unaffected.
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