Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

Australia's Endangered Animal

Description

The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat has a short tail, short legs, and big forepaws. The wombat also has a large head with pointy ears. Males can grow up to 40 centimeters in height, and can weigh up to 30 kilograms. Females can also grow up to be 40 centimeters in height and can weigh up to 32.5 kilograms. These marsupials are nocturnal, and are a burrowing mammal. Its fur color is a soft silver-grey color, which can change to a brown color.

Food Chain

The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is a night feeder and a herbivore. It eats grasses and herbs. The mammal obtains water from its food. Also, the wombat is hunted my dingoes.


Habitat

Critical Info/Conservation

To protect the last of the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, the Epping Forest National Park made a protected area, with a dingo-proof fence. Also the wombats are on a recovery progress.
First ever baby wombat born in St George colony (2 of 3)

Reasons for Endangerment

The reason the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is endangered because it is hunted by dingoes and other mammals. Also, most of their habitat was taken for farming.

Adaptation

What can you do to help?

To help these very close to extinction marsupials, you can donate to any endangered species organization. If these animals don't get any help soon, they most of them will die and be extinct. If you donate, then you can jump on the bandwagon, to save this creature.

Works Cited

Description

photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/scherre/134453541/">scherre</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>

Food Chain

Woolnough, Andrew. Typical habitat of northern hairy-nosed wombat . N.d. Photograph. ArkiveWeb. 17 Apr 2013. <http://www.arkive.org/northern-hairy-nosed-wombat/lasiorhinus-krefftii/image-G4824.html
Location

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Home

Horsup, Alan. Northern hairy-nosed wombat burrow entrance. N.d. Photograph. ArkiveWeb. 17 Apr 2013. < http://www.arkive.org/northern-hairy-nosed-wombat/lasiorhinus-krefftii/image-G346.html>.
Terrain and Climate

Woolnough, Andrew. Northern hairy-nosed wombat burrow . N.d. Photograph. ArkiveWeb. 17 Apr 2013. <http://www.arkive.org/northern-hairy-nosed-wombat/lasiorhinus-krefftii/image-G4826.html>.

Video

First ever baby wombat born in St George colony (2 of 3) . 2011. Web. 17 Apr 2013. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-P70nXDLUQ >.

Structures

Watts, Dave. Northern hairy-nosed wombat walking. N.d. Photograph. ArkiveWeb. 17 Apr 2013. <http://www.arkive.org/northern-hairy-nosed-wombat/lasiorhinus-krefftii/image-G1708.html>.

Getting Food

Watts, Dave. Northern hairy-nosed wombat, sole of hind foot. N.d. Photograph. ArkiveWeb. 17 Apr 2013. <http://www.arkive.org/northern-hairy-nosed-wombat/lasiorhinus-krefftii/image-G109595.html>.

Behaviors

Horsup, Alan. Northern hairy-nosed wombat in trap. N.d. Photograph. ArkiveWeb. 17 Apr 2013. <http://www.arkive.org/northern-hairy-nosed-wombat/lasiorhinus-krefftii/image-G350.html>.

Works Cited

Horsup, Alan. Northern hairy-nosed wombat. N.d. Photograph. ArkiveWeb. 17 Apr 2013. <http://www.arkive.org/northern-hairy-nosed-wombat/lasiorhinus-krefftii/image-G349.html>.