Common Name: Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
Scientific Name: Lasiorhinus latifrons

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Diprotodontia

Family: Vombatidae

Genus: Lasiorhinus
Species: L. latifrons

The wombat is a small, furry, four-legged creature found in South America wombats are about the size of a medium sized dog which is about 1 foot tall and several inches to 2 feet long.  They have gray or tan soft fur.  They also have tails several centimeters long.

The wombat’s diet consists of grass, moss, and bark.  Although they mainly eat grass.  They are herbivores.  Most of them are found in a type of woody plant but smaller than a tree.  They rely a lot on their burrows.  Another place they can be found is New South Wales.

Southern hairy wombats hardly have any predators. The only ones they have are lizards and star-nosed moles.  Wombats are actually more cautious about the water in where they live than predators. I don’t know what the size of population is but they are starting to become extinct. The reason why is because threats keep happening.

Wombats have interesting facts about them.  They are playful and cute.  They can be friendly and also vicious.  Some will let you hold them and run around with them.  That’s how they are playful.  But not everyone will be like the others.

In conclusion, they mainly eat grass.  Wombats are more cautious about water than they are of predators.  Most of them are found in a woody plant but smaller than a tree.  They will start to become extinct if threats keep happening.  Wombats have interesting facts about them.

Author: Ally C
Published: 04/2012

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Hairy-nosed_WombatA

Photo Credit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Southern_Hairy-nosed_Wombat.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

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