Common Wombat

Status: Common

Where Found: See map.

Habitat: Coastal ranges, forest and woodlands

Food: Grazes on native grasses, shrubs and roots travelling several kilometres over home range

Breeding: Sexually mature at two years. Mate throughout year. Female has two teats in backward facing pouch but only rears one young, which remains in pouch for about 9 months and then follows mother until 17months old.

Notes: A ground-living burrower, night active and solitary. Will have several burrows on home range and major burrows may be up to 20m long with several chambers and entrances. Usually sleeps by day but activity pattern may reverse in cold weather.

Vombatus ursinus
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