Places Wombats can Live
Wombats are one of the cutest creatures one could see in the wildlife. The very first thing comes in mind when we see a wombat that I must pet it in my home. But they are not good pets, as homes are not suitable place to keep the wombats. Their habits do not match with habits of those animals we prefer to keep as pets.
Places Suitable for wombats
Wombats are more comfortable on the open places as compare to homes and cages and tree houses. The best places for wombats are woodlands and more preferred semi arid open woodlands. As their basic food is native grass so, it best to keep them at their native place that is woodlands keeping them at some other place would affect their eating habits.
The main reason behind the fact that the wombats could not live well at some other place than their native, place is their sensitive and slow metabolism. Their metabolism is about 60 to 70 percent slower as compare to normal metabolism so, they could eat and digest very selective things which make very selective places suitable for their living.
Common wombats are more likely to live at heath, open woodland and costal scrub. These are mainly habitats of Eucalypt forest, as it eats native grass, bushes and tree roots.
Southern hairy nose wombats live at scrubland, heath and acacia and Eucalypt woodland. Their preferred diet is young shots of the native grass.
Northern hairy nose wombats purely lives on native grass so, the best place these wombats are live is open woodlands and semi arid woodlands.
Wombats (Common Wombat) are mainly found in forested, mountainous and heathland areas of South-Eastern Australia and Tasmania. They can also be found in Badger Creek a village in Victoria and Badger Corner a village in Tasmania. The reason for this, as we have already mentioned in an earlier article is because early settlers of these areas often mistook wombats to be badgers since they have physical and behavior similarities.
Wombats are also widely-spread out in the cooler and better watered parts of Southern and Eastern Australia, including Tasmania and in mountain districts as far as the North and South of Queensland, but the wombat population is noticeable declining in the Western part of Victoria and South of Australia.
For a certain wombat specie, like the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, they are mainly found in Central Queensland. And these wombats prefer dry and grassy surroundings. Because the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is considered to be extinct and there are only 40-60 of this wombat specie left in Australia. That’s why they are only found in one place in the world. They can only be found in Epping Forest National Park in Central Queensland.
The Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, are found scattered in areas of semi-arid scrub and mallee from the Eastern Nullarbor plain to the New South Wales border area. Because Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombats are arid-climate animals and they only live in a few areas of Southern part of South Australia and Western part of Australia. Primarily this wombat specie prefer living in arid regions, which is their natural habitat. Their biomes are classified to be desert.