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Watch a Rescued Baby Wombat Bond With His Caretaker
Saved at four months old after his mother was hit by a car, George the wombat will eventually return to the wilds of Australia.
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Australia’s Extinct Monsters
Meet the rhino-sized marsupials, lethal lizards and giant birds that once roamed Australia.
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Wombat Breeding Success at Taronga
After years of trying, Taronga Zoo keepers are finally celebrating the birth of Kibbar, an adorable Southern hairy-nosed wombat.
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Herpes Prevalent Among Kangaroos & Wombats
The study’s findings suggest zoos can do more to prevent disease outbreaks
About Wombats

The wombat is a stumpy four-legged marsupial native to Australia.

Wombats grow to be about a metre long, and have stubby little tails. They are muscular and strong marsupials found across south-eastern Australia.

There are three species of wombats - the Common wombat, the Northern hairy-nosed wombat and the Southern hairy-nosed wombat.

Wombats are herbivores, their diet consists of various grasses, herbs, roots and tree bark.

Wombats dig burrows with their front teeth and claws. Because they live in burrows, they also have a special adaptation - a backwards-facing pouch that doesn't accumulate soil when they are digging.

Scroll through the videos, photos and articles below to find out more about wombats.

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