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Wombat
Name: Wombat, Family Vombatidae

Description: Marsupials, short-legged, muscular quadrupeds, about three feet in length, with a very short tail.

Location: Australia

Special Features:

  • Marsupial
  • Very slow metabolism
  • Not usually afraid of humans
  • Dig extensive burrow systems
  • Spend between three and eight hours each night grazing
  • Sharp claws and stubby legs
  • Diet: Grasses, sedges, herbs, bark and roots.

    Neat Fact: The ancestors of modern wombats evolved sometime between 55 and 26 million years ago.

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