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Bare Nosed Wombat

Vombatus ursinus

Description:

A small bare like animal. It is the worlds largest burrowing mammal. It is very intelligent with large claws for burrowing and large teeth for eating grass and gnawing roots.

Habitat:

South eastern highlands of Australia

Notes:

An iconic animal of australia its increasingly threatened by habitat destruction and culling by farmers who see it as a nuisance.

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4 Comments

DavidAlder
DavidAlder 7 years ago

You are correct that it is two wombat but they are less than 10 metres apart and are orphans just prior to release .

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Nice spotting David. Welcome to Project Noah. I notice it's actually 2 wombats in 2 locations? It should be 2 spottings in that case. Good work at WPSA also :)

DavidAlder
DavidAlder 7 years ago

yes Wombat are very intelligent and very curious. Provided they do not feel threatened they will investigate new things.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Very cute. Is it sitting on your book?

DavidAlder
Spotted by
DavidAlder

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Jun 27, 2013
Submitted on Jun 27, 2013

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