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Common wombat

Vombatus ursinus


Colour varies, as in these two, usually a grey brown but may be golden or grey black within the same environment. Broad head with large nose. Body up to 1.1m


Dry & wet forest, woodland & Coastal Heath.


Common wombats are marsupials which dig & live in burrows & give birth to a single young. Like their closest relatives the koala, wombats have a backward facing pouch to protect the young when digging/climbing. They're herbivorous, essentially eating roots & leaves, & their teeth grow in response to use not unlike rodents.

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Aug 16, 2014
Submitted on Aug 18, 2014

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