Southern hairy-nosed wombat ©www.zoo.org.au
Southern hairy-nosed wombat ©www.zoo.org.au

Order Diprotodontia

Family Vombatidae

Scientific Name

Lasiorhinus latifrons

Thumbnail Description

It leaves its new burrow backwards and pushes out soil with all its paws

Size and Weight

Adults:

HEAD-BODY-LENGTH: 30–37 in (77–94 cm)

WEIGHT: 42–70 lb (19–32 kg)

Habitat

Semi-arid, arid woodlands, grasslands, shrub steppes

Distribution

Central southern Australia

Diet

Grasses, forbs, savanna, open plains, foliage of woody shrubs

Reproduction

1

Population

50,000 – 100,000

Lifespan

34 years max.

Baby Name

Joey

Speed

Unknown

Predators

Unknown

Sounds

Unknown

Behavior

Groups of 5 – 10 individuals

Conservation Status

Least Concern