Wombat Habitat

Wombat Habitat

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.

Wombats Habitat

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.

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