Monday, September 5, 2016

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat | Australia

Most of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world . 87% of mammal species, 93% of reptiles, 94% of frogs and 45% of the bird species are found only in Australia. The Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat is no exception.

This large, pudgy mammal is a marsupial, or pouched animal, found in Australia and on scattered islands nearby. It is solitary and nocturnal, which makes the wombat a rare sight for people in the wild. Adapted to digging, the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat is a stout and robust animal with strong claws.


Medical Librarian said...

Cute, but kind of scary-looking.

Birgit said...

This wombat is just a funky looking animal like so many from down under.

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