What exactly is a wombat?
|Wombats are Australian Marsupial Mammals|
You may come to a point in your life when you wonder what a wombat is. I know I did. A wombat is a marsupial mammal. Marsupials are really unique because they frequently carry their babies in a pouch. A wombat digs burrows and their pouch actually faces backwards so they do not get dirt on their baby!
There are two types of wombats. There is the Bare-nosed or Common wombat and this wombat has three subspecies.
Then, there is the Hairy-nosed wombat and they have two species.
The two species of Hairy-nosed wombats are the Northern Hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) and the Southern Hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)
I personally think that the Bare-nosed wombat is the cutest but who am I kidding? The hairy-nosed wombat cannot be resisted. Hairy-nosed wombats are also more social. They live with up to twelve other hairy snouts.
The Bare-nosed or common wombat may be cute but they are kind of loners. They spend a lot of time alone digging and foraging.
The Southern Hairy-nosed wombat has a larger skull and smaller snout than a common wombat.
Wombats are the size of a medium to large dog. They weigh around 40-90 pounds.
Want to know a weird fact? Wombat poop is cubed. Yes, cubed. Some say it is because it has little moisture content and that it is formed in their digestive tract that way.
Cubed poop does not roll down a hill and stays put. They use it to mark their territory. I wonder if that also allows the plant seeds in their poop to stay put? Anypoo... let's carry on or you can stay put if your kind of square..ba dum dum