Hairy Nosed Wombat Facts for Kids

Hairy nosed wombats (Lasiorhinus) are pretty muscular and one of the rarest of the land mammals. The northern hairy nosed wombat is a critically endangered species. Like other marsupials, wombats are also found in Australia.

Northern hairy nosed wombat lives in New South Wales and Queensland. It has a total population of 230 individuals. The body length of southern hairy nosed wombat measures about 30 – 35 inches.

Wombats have powerful legs and pretty longer ears. Adults reach a height of 35 cm and weigh 25 pounds.

Wombats eat a hairy nosed wombat factswide variety of grass such as bottle washer grass, three-awned grass, and golden beard grass.

They have quite poor eyesight which is why they often rely on their keen sense of smell to detect prey.

Wombats become active at night. They will dig burrows and spend daytime underground. Each burrow may consist of 8 – 10 individuals.

Wombats have the ability to spend days even weeks without food. Usually they spend 2 – 6 hours a day on feeding.

Young are usually born in October and November after a gestation period of 22 days. Wombats reach maturity at 3 years age.

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