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Thank you, DavidAlder, for that bit of information. That's what I'd been understanding too. Our group, Wombats SA, is in the process of developing an online game for schoolchildren to help them appreciate and value wombats. Because it will be in our school systems, I wanted to be sure I could verify all the information we are sharing. Thanks again!
The name Bare Nosed Wombat was introduced by the Founder of the Wombat Protection Society because it was felt that the Common Wombat was no longer common. There is no documentation as far as I know. However, the change in name has been widely accepted by the academic community, Authorities and the broader community. The title has been used at the National Wombat Conferences held in Albury and Penrith and the Mange Conferences held in Canberra.
DavidAlder - If you are still in contact, could you please provide some documentation for the reasons for the name change from Common to Bare-nosed? I whole-heartedly support the name change, but have had trouble now (in 2020) documenting the reason/s. Thank you for your help.
Unfortunately it is becoming less and less common, hense the move by those of us working to help the wombat to have its common name changed to the Bare Nosed Wombat. This also puts it more and more in line withe Hairy Nosed Wombats
it also goes by the common name 'common wombat' it is tagged at the sunshine coast because it was taken at Australia Zoo. Apologies for not having filled out the info :(
This is a Bare Nosed Wombat that does not naturally occur at Maroochydore. Where were these photos taken?
Wombats are the coolest. That looks like a young one.
Spotted on Apr 19, 2010 Submitted on Jun 21, 2011
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