SOUTHERN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBAT
Bulldozers of the Bush
With powerful limbs, sturdy bodies and shovellike feet, wombats are one of the world’s largest burrowing animals. Their maze-like burrows can have up to 20 entrances and reach depths of three metres.
The southern hairy-nosed wombat uses its burrow to keep cool in the Summer and warm in the Winter.
To see this species in the wild, we suggest Brookfield Conservation Park, South Australia.
LIFESPAN: Up to 35 years
WEIGHT: Up to 32kg
HEIGHT: Up to 94cm
SPEED: Up to 40km/h
REPRODUCTION: Live birth
STATUS1: Not listed
1Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act