Know how do Wombats Survive
Have you ever seen an animal that would look like a little bear? You want t see one? Let’s look at the world of wombats. It might not be that familiar since wombats are living mostly in Australian territories. Here are some quick actualities about wombats and their diet.
Wombats are marsupials wherein they carry their young in a pouch
Hunt, live and play by day and rest by night
They can dig onto the ground using their long claws and front teeth
Lived in a large hole
Life span is from 5 years to more than 30 years
Herbivores in which the only eat grass, herb and alike
There are two kinds of wombats, namely common wombat and hairy-nosed wombat
Wombats are absolutely herbivores and they love to eat roots grasses, fungi like puffballs and mushrooms, bushes and trees, inner bark of some trees, leaves, shrubs, marsh plants and mosses. Although these two kinds are both herbivorous their food selection varies a lot.
The common wombats’ diet consists of the snow tussock grass and in addition moss is its favorite.
They also look for foods by the side of the seashore and sometimes they eat the vegetables from nearby farms.
Hairy-nosed wombat can be classified as southern and northern hairy-nosed wombat.
Southern hairy-nosed wombat like better the perennial grasses
Northern hairy-nosed wombat loves to eat spear, poa and tussock grasses
Diet of a wombat is nutritionally poor thus they need to conserve energy by having slow metabolic rate. Even if that’s the case, their digestive system is very much efficient.