or bare-nosed wombat
Wombat pouches are positioned backwards, with the opening towards the mother's backside. Wombats dig a lot and this way they can dig without kicking dirt into their pouch, where a joey may be sleeping.
Joeys stay in the pouch for up to 10 months to develop and then stay up to another 10 months on their mother's side. In New South Wales most joeys are born December-March.
A wombat can live up to 11 years in the wild and can weigh up to 40 kg.
They are herbivorous marsupials who love solitude and will roam over 5-25 hectares. With speeds up to 40 km/h they are surprisingly fast when needed.
Night time is when wombats become active and so they sleep in their burrows during the day.
These burrows are actually tunnels ranging from 2 to 20 meters in length.
Even though they are very very cute, the animals on our tours are wild. Please do not treat them as a pet and respect their distance.
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