The Adorable and Cute WOMBATS
Wombats are Australian marsupials belonging to the Vombatidae family. Extremely cute and adorable, these wombats love to dig. Wombats are really small and grow up to a height of approximately 1 metre in length having a very tiny tail. These wombats may look small, but are extremely muscular. These furry and cute looking wombats are nocturnal, naturally wild by nature have extremely powerful claws and rodent like front teeth.
A distinctive feature of this furry little creature is its backward pouch the biggest advantage of it being protection of its young one from dirt when it digs.
Wombats are herbivores and their diet consists mainly of grass, herbs, roots, bark etc.
Wombats have extremely sharp teeth which grow throughout the duration of their life, even if they lose a teeth, it grows back in no time.
They have large paws and long claws which assist them in digging their burrows.
They can be dangerous too and can bite really hard for those who try to intrude their home and create a nuisance for them.
There are three species of wombats namely:
Northern hairy nosed
Southern hairy nosed
All of them are found in Australia.
A wombat doesn’t make its burrow very spacious but it makes it enough spacious for it to move around in it.
A wombat has two sleeping positions:
When it lays on its back to sleep, a relaxation position for a long deep sleep. When a wombat sleeps in that position it is very still and one may assume it to be dead.
When the wombat needs to control its body temperature, they sleep in the curled up position especially during the windy and cold weather.