Wombat: The Furry Bear-Like Critter That Defends Its Territory Like No Other

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January 02, 2015 | 25,910 views

Story at-a-glance

  • The wombat is found in the wild only in Australia. He’s the largest burrowing mammal and the second largest marsupial in existence
  • There are three species of wombats: the common or course-haired wombat, the southern hairy-nosed wombat, and the northern hairy-nosed wombat, which is critically endangered
  • The wombat may be genetically connected to other Australian marsupials… or he might be a much smaller relative of the rhinoceros
  • Wombats resemble small bears. Adults range from 28 to 47 inches in length and weigh anywhere from 32 to 80 pounds
  • The longest living captive wombat lived to be 34 years old

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