Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

The Common Wombat is a large marsupial.

It is herbivorous & lives in large burrows it digs with its powerful claws. Unusually, Wombats have a backward facing pouch, perhaps to keep dirt out while digging their burrows.

Wombats are capable of huge bursts of speed over a short distance.

The Common Wombat is found in southeastern Australia. It feeds on native grasses in forested & often mountainous areas. Despite the number of burrows that might be seen wombat populations are not very dense.

Usually nocturnal but can be active during the day in winter.

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chrodata
Class: Mammalia
Family: Vombatidae
Genus: Vombatus
Species: ursinus
Last Updated: 29-12-2018