COMMON WOMBATS

BY KATRINA AND VENESSA

INTRODUCTION (general statement)

The scientific name for a wombat is vombatus ursinus a wombat is a marsupial,one of three species of wombats and the only one in the genus vombatus.

Appearance(what it looks like)

Wombats are short legged muscular quadruple marsupials.Wombats are approximately one metre .With short, stabby tail.The common wombats hairless nose,smaller,rounded head and a longer fur distinguishes it's from hairy- nosed Species of Wombats.The common wombat has corse bristle-like-fun rages in colour from sandy hues to darker browns and blacks.

HABITAT (where it lives)

WOMBATS ARE FOUND IN FORESTED,MOUNTAINS,AND HEALTHLAND AREAS OF SOUTH-EASTERN AUSTRALIA,INCLUDING TASMANIA.WOMBATS ARE ANIMALS THAT LOVE TO STAY ON GROUND.

EATING HABITATS (what it eats)

Wombats are herbivorous and their diet manly consists of grass including snow , tussocks preferred by common wombats , and spear grass preferred by southeren hairy nosed wombat. As a compared to it's size.The wombat eats very little only a third as a smilar- sized sheep.

ENEMIES

WOMBATS DO NOT HAVE MANY NUTURAL ENEMIES,DINGEOS ARE THEIR PRIMARY PREDATOR,ALONG WITH FOXES AND TASMANIAN DEVILS IN TASMANIA. FOR YOUGER,SMALLER WOMBAT , EAGELS,OLWS, AND EASTERN QUOLLS(A NATIVE AUSTRAILAN MARSUPIAL 'CATS') ALSO POSE A TREAT. THE TASMANIA WOLF,NOW EXTINCT, USED TO PREY ON WOMBATS.