- Wombats are mammals.
- Wombats are marsupials.
- Wombats are native only to Australia.
- Wombats look somewhat like a little bear.
- There are two basic kinds of wombats, the Common wombat, and the
- Wombats are nocturnal grazers.
- They eat mainly grasses and roots.
- They live in large burrows up to 30 meters (100 feet) long.
- Wombats are extremely strong and very proficient diggers.
- Wombats can be anything from a sandy color to brown or black to grey.
- The average wombat is about 1 meter (40 inches) long and weighs about
25 kg (55 pounds).
- Wombats can live from about 5 years to over 30 years.
- Wombats are generally solitary.
- Most Australians have never seen a wild wombat
- Wombat fur may range from cream to grey, brown, or black.
- An adult Common Wombat weighs 20 - 40 kg. Head and body measure 100
cm and the tail is 2.5 cm long.
- A wombat can run at 40km/h for a short distance.
- If grasped on the back, a wombat will kick backward with both hind
feet like a donkey.
Although wombats look cute they can be aggressive, threatening, and
- Newborn bean sized wombat weights only one gram.
It drags itself into the backward-facing mother's pouch, attaches to
a nipple and stays there for six - ten months.
- Resting in borrow slows down wombat's metabolism to 60-70% of its
- Wombat life span is 5 - 26 years.