TITLE

Wombat

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Wombat, a mammal of Australia. It is a marsupial, an animal whose young mature and nurse in a pouch on the female's abdomen. The wombat has small eyes and ears; short, stocky legs; and a short tail. It is two to four feet (60 to 120 cm) long and weighs up to 60 pounds (27 kg). It sleeps in an underground burrow during the day, emerging at night to feed on grass, roots, bark, and fungi. There are three species of wombats. The common, or coarse-haired, wombat has coarse buff, black, or gray hair. The nose is bare and the ears are rounded. The southern hairy-nosed wombat has a soft coat that is dappled gray, black, or brown. It has a hairy nose and pointed ears. The northern hairy-nosed wombat resembles the southern species. Due to loss of habitat it is in danger of extinction.
ACCESSION #
37310282

 

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