How does a Wombat sounds like?

How does a Wombat sounds like?

Sounds & Noises That Wombats Produce

Do you know how wombats sounds like? And most people will answer with a “no”.

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Because we don’t really get to hear or see a wombat in the wild that much. People are not also aware of how a wombat sounds like or what kinds of sounds and noises a wombat makes.

Mainly, wombats produces a sucking sound. The sucking sound is like the wombat’s default sound.

But like humans and other animals, wombats also produce different kinds of sounds depending on what kind of activity they are engaged to or depending on what they’re feeling.

Here are some of the sounds/noise that a wombat produce:
– Wombats tend to make more noise during mating season or when the female wombats are in heat.

– When wombats are angry they make a hissing sound. Quite similar with the snake’s hiss, but more louder and defined.

– When they are roaming around looking for some food or when they are eating they make a grunting sound similar to a small pig.

– When they are frightened, threatened or ready to fight back a wombat that angered them, they make a low growling sound.

– They can also make loud, hoarse coughing sound. They usually make this noise when they are taking a dust bath or when they’re simply hanging out with other wombats.

– Wombats snore when they sleep. Though not all of them and not all the time.

– Mother wombats and baby wombats make short hissing sounds to communicate with one another.

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And those are just some of the various sounds and noises that a wombat makes.

The Wombat’s Teeth

The Wombat’s Teeth

Wombats are Australian marsupials. This article is about the wombat’s teeth.

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The wombat’s teeth is important to a wombat, like with every other animal with their teeth. A wombat’s daily diet is composed of roots, grasses, herbs, juicy stems and or sedges. At times, there are roots, stems and sedges that are very tough and fibrous. The wombat’s teeth is sharp enough to chew through all these.

Though a wombat’s teeth is sharp, there are just some situations or instances that they can help but lose a tooth or 2. But they don’t need to worry about that.

One unique and versatile characteristic of a wombat is that their teeth grow back if they lose any all throughout their lives. If a wombat accidentally lose a tooth, it’ll just grow back again. That’s why they are naturally inquisitive, they don’t need to worry if they lose or break a tooth. They can bite through any stuff and not worry if they’ll lose a tooth or not. Because they’ll just grow back, easily.

This characteristic really fits the wombat. Because with their lifestyle it’s very fitting. Since they have to chew through fibrous roots, stems and or sedges. They don’t have to be cautious with what they put in their mouths or about to chew.

A wombat’s incisor teeth is similar to a placental rodent. Their dental formula is 1.0.1.4 over 1.0.1.4. Their incisors are sharp and are primarily used to tear down the stuff that they put inside their mouths.

A wombat also uses it’s teeth to bite it’s attacker. And yes, the wombat’s teeth are indeed very strong and sharp. One reported incident of a wombat attack and the victim is a man. The wombat was able to bite through thick denim, woolen sock and a rubber boot and still succeeded in injuring the man with very deep punctured wounds.

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That’s why, you should never under estimate the power and uniqueness of the wombat’s teeth.

The Wombat’s Scat

The Wombat’s Scat

In wombat terms, a scat refers to a wombat’s feces. With the wombat’s scat it just shows how unique an animal a wombat is.

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A wombat scat is cubic in shape it ranges in size to be 2-3 inches. It can be mistaken to be a brownie or a chocolate nugget. But this is not the main reason why womabat’s feces is unique. What’s unique about the wombat’s scat is that it has a distinctive smell. The scent of a wombat’s scat is unique to the wombat who have produced it.

The reason why a wombat’s scat has a unique and distinctive smell is because of their poor eyesight. As we all know by now wombats are nocturnal animals and at the same time they have poor eyesight. When they go out at night to look for food, it’s hard for them to identify which is their own burrow, once they come back from looking for food. Since all burrows look all the same. Here’s where the scar plays an important role. Wombats leave their scats beside or near their burrow’s entrance. And because each wombat scat has a unique smell and only the owner knows the distinctive smell, they are able to identify if it’s their burrow or not by smelling the scat located beside the burrow’s entrance. In that way, they will not get lost or go inside the wrong burrow and be able to find their own burrow.

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That’s how unique a wombat is. Up to their scat or feces, it’s still unique.

The Wombat’s Claws

The Wombat’s Claws

The wombat’s claws are important to a wombat. They have a lot of use. A wombat has 4 toes and each toe has 5- slightly curved black, thick claws, that are 2-3 inches long.

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The claws are used for defensive and burrowing purposes. Since wombats are known to be burrowing animals, it is essential for them to dig everyday. Because a wombat’s daily life is mainly composed of digging, eating and sleeping.

If you can notice, the wombats’ claws are thick and are slightly curved. They are thick and curved because they have to adapt with the wombat’s lifestyle. They are very appropriate for digging. They act like mini shovels and are very reliable and fit for digging. Wombats are able to dig extensive burrows, effectively and efficiently because of their claws. Their claws also give them stable and secure footing. Because their claws give them support.

Another use for their claws is for their defense mechanism. When they are attacked by humans, their response is to either bite or scratch them with their sharp claws. a result of being “clawed” by a wombat are deep punctured wounds or at times skin trauma caused by the wounds. They can easily tear through fabrics/cloth and be able to scratch and claw their attacker. But unlike their teeth, their claws don’t grow back. But it’s very unlikely that they’ll lose a claw.

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It’s also not advisable to cut a wombat’s claw like what you would do to you own finger nails or toe nails. The wombat’s claw is thick and has sensitive nerves inside. That’s why, a wombat claw should not be cut or trimmed because it can cause health risks to the wombat.

The Wombat’s Fur

The Wombat’s Fur

The wombat’s fur is soft, silky, smooth and thick. The wombat’s fur has a large impact on the wombat’s cuteness or appearance. Its fur makes it look like it’s a stuffed toy. If a wombat stood still and motionless for a few seconds, one will really mistook it for a stuffed toy or a fake one.

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There are different kinds of wombat fur colors. Brown, black, gray, sandy beige are the usual wombat fur colors. For some wombats they even have some mottled patterns. Making them having combination of colors in their furs, and that makes them extremely cuter.

Wombat fur is beautiful. Way back then, it was not yet illegal or prohibited to kill a wombat for its fur. There are some people who hunt wombats for their fur. And they sell them to designers or high-end clothing manufacturers. Wombat fur is expensive, because of its very high quality. They usually use wombat fur to make expensive coats, luxurious scarves or neck mufflers and ear muffs. But now, killing a wombat for its fur is strictly prohibited and illegal. There are legal actions to be taken if an individual is reported or been seen doing such a thing. This kind of action was taken to protect the wombat community from extinction.

The fur of wombats is essential for their survival. Because their fur helps them to control their body temperatures. Because they need to keep their selves warm. When it’s very cold, they might die. So there’s a reason why the wombat’s fur is thick and its not because it looks good on them.

There’s one disadvantage with the wombat’s fur. Wombats are usually grabbed by their predators or captors by it’s fur. That’s one disadvantage of the wombat’s fur.

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Wombats only take simple measure on how to take care of their fur. When their furs get dampen by rain, dewdrops from bushes/grasses/small trees, or by small puddles made by rain, what they do is they take a dust bath. They roll around in dust covering every inch of their fur with dust. In that way, the damp fur will dry more quickly. Most people mistook it as the wombat is just lazing around the dirt, whenever they see a wombat taking a dust bath. Now, there’s the story behind the wombat’s fur, a simple in-depth look.

The Wombat’s Defense System

The Wombat’s Defense System

Defend Yourself Wombat

When you look at a wombat, all you can think about is that it’s cute, furry, looks like a stuffed toy and only eats grasses and is defenseless. But the truth is, a wombat is not defenseless at all. Believe it or not the automobile (any kind) is the wombat’s worst nightmare. Wombats are nocturnals and because of this they go out at night and one more thing about wombats is that they have poor eyesight they can’t easily notice or tell if there’s a car or truck up ahead or coming towards their way and they always end up getting ran over, ending up as “roadkill”. In this kind of situation wombats do seem to be defenseless.
But when it comes to humans and other predatory animals trying to eat, hurt or harm them, they have a defense system against these kinds of situations.

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Predatory animals that can likely take a wombat are Dingoes and . Most of the time Dingoes or Tasmanian Devils run after the wombat. The wombat will run as fast as it can towards its burrow. Once the wombat is on its way to its burrow there’s a possibility that a dingo or a Tasmanian devil can get a hold of the wombat’s furry back or behind. When this happens the wombat’s defense mechanism is kicking the predator. Wombats’ legs are very powerful and it can deliver 2-legged kicks. The wombat uses it’s both legs at the same time and deliver what people call or refer to as a “donkey kick”. This kick is so powerful that it’s capable of knocking the predator unconscious. And that gives the wombat an ample amount of time to go further inside its burrow. And once inside, the wombat is totally safe.

Humans can do the same thing like how dingoes and Tasmanian devils grab a wombat. To catch a wombat they also grab it by its fur. Once a wombat is attacked like this, the wombat kicks the dirt or sand below it so that the sand or dirt will go inside the human’s eyes, blinding it for a few seconds. And alas, the wombat can make its escape and make a quick dash inside its burrow.

But there are also times when wombats are not being attacked but they feel threatened or they’re about to be attacked. When they feel like this, they’ll be the one to attack first. This is how a wombat attacks a human. First, it’ll run very fast towards the human and as a result because of the wombat’s weight, its main goal is to bawl over or tip over the human. Once the human is down on the ground, the wombat will start using its claws to claw on the human and once the human starts to fight or exert effort to stop the wombat. The wombat will start biting the human with its sharp teeth.

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So the best thing to do, if you find yourself near a wombat or encounter a wombat is to find a tree or bushes and go hide behind it and wait patiently until the wombat leaves the place.

That’s why it’s best not to underestimate the wombat’s ability to defend itself.

Baby Wombats – Are Newborn Wombats Cute or Not?

Baby Wombats – Are Newborn Wombats Cute or Not?

Newborn Baby Wombats: Cute or Not?

People who are wombat lovers or not think that wombats are such cute creatures. But people, who are not well aware of how a wombat looks like when it’s just newly born, assume that they’re very cute since they came out to the world. In this article we’ll talk about how a newborn wombat looks like and analyze if they’re really cute or not.

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Female wombats give birth to a baby wombat after a gestation period usually around spring time. A female wombat’s gestation period also varies depending on which kind of wombat specie it is. But usually the gestation period is around or approximately 20-22 days.

Newborn and baby wombats are referred to as a joey.
A newborn wombat does not have the senses of sight, smell and hearing. They are only bean sized and only weigh a gram. Yes, they’re only literally bean sized. A newborn wombat stays inside the backwards facing pouch of the mother wombat for a couple of months. For some wombat specie, a newborn wombat stays in the pouch for 6-7 months, for other wombat species it’s for 9-11 months and for other it’s for 6-10 months.

During these months that a newborn wombat stays inside the backwards facing pouch of the mother wombat, the newborn wombat sucks the nipple of the mother wombat almost all day and drink milk and sleep. During these months that a newborn wombat stays inside the pouch gives the newborn wombat an ample amount of time to develop. Their eyes start to develop, also their nose, ears and the rest of their undeveloped body parts. Their fur becomes thicker too.

So, all in all a newborn wombat is not cute at all. It’s very very small and it almost looks like a tadpole. But it still can depend on how each individual perceive them to be. They can be cute for some, for others it looks a little creepy and for the rest a newborn wombat is not cute at all.

But once the baby wombat is about to finish it’s development inside the backwards facing pouch of the mother wombat, it starts to look very cute until the day that it has to go outside the mother’s pouch for good.
They become the cute creatures that most people like very much. Baby wombats or joeys looks like an adult wombat but a whole lot smaller because they’re still babies.

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Here in wombats.info can conclude that newborn wombats are not very cute but once they develop and become young wombats they’re extremely cute and are so irresistible to pet or touch.

The Wombat

The Wombat

About myself (The Wombat)

I am wombat, an Australian infraclass mammal and a strong marsupial. We can be found around major parts of Australian Forest. We are plant eating mammals with large paws that has long claws which help us to dig our own burrows. We are very furry in nature with short legs having an average of 1m to 1.2m in length. With our powerful jaws and claws we can make severe injuries, but that depends only with the intruders who are trying to create trouble for us. And we are loved by most people around the world. We have very slow metabolism, it takes an average of 14 days for normal digestion of food. We have three living specifications namely: The Common Wombat, The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat and Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat.

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Common Wombats
We can be seen in the eastern parts of South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, and New South Wales. Our body appears to be stout with an average height of 80 cm to 130 cm in length & weighing around 17kg to 40 kg. Our size varies from male to female and according to the regions. Usually females are bit smaller than males in some regions. But mainly females are bigger because they have an extra layer of fat in their bodies. Our tail is stump and very short in nature and it looks very cute too. We mainly eat grass, shrubs, barks and roots. Our living tunnel or warren ranges from 2m to 20m which will protect us in all aspects.

Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats
We can be found in the Epping Forest of Central Queensland and our body length varies from 80 to 100cm with 3 to 5 cm short tail. We are very less in number that’s why we are considered to be critically endangered and spreading around 10,000 sq Km. We are 35 cm high from the ground weighing around 40kg. Our ears are very long with white hair on the edges and our heads are quite broad with black patches around our eyes. Our body is covered with silky, soft fur with deep brown and black patches. We live by eating grasses, roots and herbs and one of the most peculiar thing about us is that we share our burrows considering that we are very shy animals.

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Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombats
We are one of the most beautiful mammals in this category and we are South Australiaís state animal emblem. We look very similar to the common wombat and the main difference comes only with our nose which is covered with fine tiny hairs. You can find us around the parts of Nullarbor Plains, York peninsulas and Eyre. We live in semi arid areas which includes grassy, small scrattered shrubs and savannas. Like the other two species we also dig, live in burrows and spend most of our time sleeping. One of the unique traits that we have is that we create our burrows around or in the slopes, small hill sides, under limestones, and or small landscapes. And because of our powerful limbs it helps us to dig these unique burrows which can be varied around 30m in length. We live in groups and our body weighs around 35-40 kg with an average height of 35 cm in height. Like others we eat only plant materials like bark, mosses and roots and mainly we prefer dry plants. Since we live in areas with arid and semi arid conditions we have some peculiar ways of living in dry conditions. Our stomach takes around 8 days to digest the food that we eat and we are metabolism is quite slow.

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Wombat Facts

Wombat Facts

Facts About Wombats

* Wombats are marsupials.

* Wombats belong to the Australian Marsupial group

* Wombats are herbivores.

* Wombats are nocturnal and crepuscular.

* Female Wombats have backwards-facing pouch.

* Female Wombats have 2 vaginae.

* Newborn Wombats are actually really only bean-sized

* Wombats love biting.

* Wombats are naturally playful and inquisitive.

* Wombats love scratching the part behind their ears.

* Wombats have poor eyesight.

* There are 3 species of Wombats. Namely, The Common Wombat, Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat and Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat.

* The Common Wombat’s scientific name is: Vombatus ursinus

* The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat’s scientific name is: Lasiorhinus krefftii

* The Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat’s scientific name is: Lasiorhinus latifrons

* Wombats’ primary predators are the Tasmanian Devil, Dingoes and Wedge-Tail Eagle.

* Wombats are shy animals.

* Wombats have excellent sense of smell and hearing.

* Wombats are diggers.

* Wombats’ metabolism is extremely slow.

* Wombats mainly feed on grasses, roots, sedges, tree bark and fungi.

* Wombats are often mistaken to be Badgers.

* Wombats physical appearance is a cross between a bear and a pig.

* Wombats sexual maturity occurs at approximately 3 years of age.

* Wombat droppings are called scat.

* Wombats’ scat has a unique and distinctive smell.

* Wombats are well-adapted to it’s harsh environment.

* Wombats live in burrows.

* Wombats’ tails are useless and are very short.

* Wombats life span is up to 30 years.

* Wombats make sucking noises.

* Female Wombats give birth during the wet season ( November-April).

* Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats are critically endangered.

* Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats are also called Yaminon/s.

* It takes a Wombat a day to dig a burrow.

* Wombat fur is soft and silky.

* Wombat fur color is mostly brown, grey and black.

* Wombats are mainly found in Australia, to be specific in the Queensland area.

* Female Wombats are a little bigger than male wombats.

* Wombats live alone in their burrows.

* Wombats are considered to be pests by farmers.

* Wombat burrows also provide shelter for some rabbits.

* A Wombat can run at 40 kilometers an hour for a short distance.

* Wombats do donkey kicks to defend their selves.

* Wombats are very cute creatures but are very aggressive.

* Wombat scats can tell if a burrow is occupied or not and who the owner is.

* Wombats way of keeping their selves clean is by taking a dust bath.

* Wombats can swim.

* Baby Wombats (joey) stay with their mom for 2 years, but it depends on the sex of the baby wombat. Female baby wombats stay with their moms longer than male baby wombats.

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Yep, those are the Facts About Wombats!

Diary Of A Wombat – Part 3 Waldo The Adult Male Wombat

Diary Of A Wombat – Part 3 Waldo The Adult Male Wombat

Diary of an Adult Male Wombat

Everyday, in a wombat’s life seems like a routine. At least for most creature they think that our lives are lived like a routine. But for me, just like any other animal in this world we have our own routines, I think even humans have their own daily routine.

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Before I go any further, let me introduce myself. I am Waldo, an adult male wombat. I am 7 years old, I think if my memory is correct I’ll turn 8 years old next month or the month after it. Before I get my head baffled, I’ll start with what I’m suppose to do here. If you check this site, every now and then you’ll notice that there are already 2 previous diaries in this site: Diary of a Mother Wombat and Diary of a Young Wombat. By writing my own diary, readers like you will be able to compare how we live our daily lives. By the way I’m a common wombat.

In my 7 years of being a wombat, I’ve had 4 offsprings. Unlike a mother, it’s not my responsibilty to wean our young, and pretty much I don’t have any relationship with the joey once it’s borned. But they’ll always be in my mind. And after that I’m back to being a bachelor again. Welcome to the animal world!

Here’s what I do in my everyday life. I’ll start in the morning.

Morning-Afternoon
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As soon as the sun starts to shine, I go back to where my burrow is. Once inside my burrow, I look for a very comfortable spot. Ah, found it. Now I got to have some shut eye, so that I’ll have lots of energy for tonight.

I find it amazing at times, that I can sleep undisturbed because I’ve digged my burrow quite deep. Talk to you later, after I’ve dozed off. Zzzz zzz zzz.

Evening
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A pleasant evening to all. That was a very nice sleep. I actually, woke up because my tummy is grumbling non-stop. I’ll stretched out my limbs first, once I go out of my burrow and I’ll be on my way to food hunting. It’s not really food hunting since I know pretty much where to get it.
Oh nice, starlight. That was a good stretch. Now I’m on my way to that favorite grass spot of mine.
Now, that I’m here, I’ll go chewing away eating grass and if I get lucky my tounge will be able to taste some nice sweet and juicy roots.

That was a nice late dinner.

Now, I have to do some little digging and work on making my burrow more comfortable, as if it’s not comfortable enough. Digging gives me a nice workout and it does wonder on my claws they get sharper somehow. Finished digging. Have to go outside and mingle a bit with the ladies.

But before I go mingling I have to make myself look good a bit. I’ll have a nice dust bath. To make my fur extra matte and dry. Wet fur can be such a turn off. Mingling with lady wombats is essential, since it’ll lead to us reproducing.

At this dirt patch near my burrow, I can see a pretty lady. Furry and fat, exactly my type. Now, let me go there and observe and later on introduce myself to the pretty lady. Once, we get to know each other we can get cozy and start biting and scratching each other. That’s what lovers do in our wombat world.

That was very nice. I met a nice wombat, her name is Wendy. A cute name just like her. We’ll see each other again tomorrow. On the same spot. I have a good feeling about it, I think this will lead to something special *wink*, I think you know what I’m talking about.

Now, all these food hunting, digging, scratching and biting made me tired. Need to get some shut eye again. Well, pretty much this is what I do everyday. But today or I must say tonight is an exception because I met a pretty lady, I met Wendy and it’s not like every night I get to meet one. So tomorrow, we’ll see each other again, after I’m finished with the usual wombat stuff that I do everyday.

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Keep checking out this site, and I will tell you all about the progress with my blossoming relationship with Wendy. For now, I’ll go back in my burrow to sleep, I hope you had a good time reading this.

Goodnight!