Queensland Hairy-Nosed Wombat
By: Victoria Despres
Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat
They have... strong nails (burrowing), short and soft brownish fur, a broad nose that looks like a pig's snout, short and powerful stubby legs, pouches to carry their young (marsupials).
Adults can be as long at 75 inches and weigh up to 90 pounds. They are nocturnal animals that live in burrows by day and when they come out at night they feed on grasses (herbivores; black spear grass, bottle washer grasses, golden beard grass, and three-awned grass).
Northern Hairy nosed wombats reach sexual maturity at (females) 2.5 years (males) 3 years. Females can usually have one baby every year if it has been a good year. They have babies between November and April. There is only one group left of Northern Hairy Nosed Wombats. They are located in Australia in the areas shown below.
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