Armed with a bony plate on their backside, wombats can crush intruding predators against the ceiling of their burrows.
Wombats leave their cubed-shaped scats (poo) around burrows, on logs and rocks as a way of marking their territory. Males can identify when a female is most fertile by the smell of their scats.
To see this species in the wild, we suggest Cradle Mountain, Tasmania.
LIFESPAN: Up to late 20s
WEIGHT: Up to 39kg
LENGTH: Up to 115cm
SPEED: Up to 40km/h
REPRODUCTION: Live birth
STATUS1: Not listed
1Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act