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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Marsupialia
Family:Vombatidae
Genus:Vombatus
Genus species:Vombatus ursinus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:90-115 cm
Height:36 cm
Weight:22-39 kg
Identification:The wombat has coarse, brown or gray fur and a bare muzzle.
Habitat:Temperate forests, heaths, mountains
Diet:Herbivore: grasses
Reproduction:Young wombats can be born any time of the year. They stay in their mother's pouch for 6-7 months and nurse until they are 15 months old.
Common wombats will often form stable social relationships with minimal close-quarter contact to minimize aggression.
Behavior:Being nocturnal, wombats spend days in underground burrows.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The closest relative to the wombat is the koala.

Other Information

Geographic:Southeastern Australia
Tasmania
Date:1964-09 Subjects:marsupial
Common wombat
Vombatus
Wombats
Diprotodontia
Marsupials
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata