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Tuesday, 24 November 2009


There are only three species of wombat, and that is the coarse-haired wombat, the southern-hairy-nosed wombat, and the northern-hairy-nosed wombat.
Wombats spend most of their time in a tunnel excavating. Sometimes its tunnel can be more that 60 feet long.
Although wombats are generally slow, they can run very fast if frightened, especially if they’re running from their apex predator, the dingo.
Dingoes will even chase wombats into their tunnels, but they do not win all the time. This is mostly because wombat’s backsides are broad and solid and can not be bitten easily. Wombats have been known to press dingoes against the walls of their tunnels to suffocate them. You wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of a fat wombat.


1 comment:

Helen said...

I myself, feel very close to the aforementioned, solid, broad bottomed wombat! The only difference is that my nose is not hairy. How cute are they!!!!!!