The Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

The Northern HairyNosed Wombat
I chose the Hairy-Nosed Wombat
because I was at the zoo in Sydney,
Australia and it caught my eye. I thought
it looked very interesting. I also chose
the Hairy-Nosed Wombat because I saw
a man with one and it looked harmless. I
wanted to see how it reacted in the wild.
I also chose the Hairy-Nosed Wombat
because it has an interesting shape and I
wanted to learn more about its body and
how it lives. I am looking forward to
learning more about the Hairy-Nosed
Wombat with you!
If you are wondering what the Northern Hairy
Nosed Wombat looks like, then you’re in the right
place. The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat weighs 48 to
90 pounds The width of the Hairy-Nosed Wombat is 36
to 45 inches. The Hairy –Nosed Wombats strong claws
are for digging burrows and pulling out grass and
roots. The Hairy- Nosed Wombat has short powerful
legs and strong front paws. The newborns measure up
to 4/5 of an inch that’s all the way up to your knuckle!
The fur of the Hairy-Nosed Wombat is really thick so it
can stay warm in really cold weather. I cant wait to tell
you about its food and nutrition in the next paragraph!
Body Characteristics
Guess what wombats eat you don’t know, well
that’s what I am here to tell you? The diet of
the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is herbs,
shrubs, bark, mosses, roots and various
grasses, which makes it an omnivore. An
omnivore is an animal that only eats plants.
The Hairy-Nosed Wombat grazes between 3
to 8 hours a night. The Wombat grazes for
food when temperatures are cold. I can’t wait
to tell you about the Hairy-Nosed Wombats
habitat next!
Food and Nutrition
If you are curious about where the Northern
Hairy-Nosed Wombat lives then that’s what
I’m here to tell you about. The Hairy-Nosed
Wombat is located in South Australia, and the
South Eastern corner of Western Australia.
Savannahs and woodlands are were they are
found. A savannah is sort of like a grassland.
One single wombat can live in up to 10
burrows. Burrows are like holes in the ground
that they live in. Trees are scattered all over
the grassy plains. Temperatures are usually
25° to 30° Celsius. I can’t wait to tell you
about the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat’s life
cycle next!
Have you ever been curious about the Northern
Hairy-Nosed Wombats life cycle well today's
your lucky day The Northern Hairy-Nosed
Wombat is normally born in January through
February. It comes out of its mothers pouch in
late August or early September. The Northern
Hairy-Nosed Wombat stays in its mothers womb
for 9 months until it is born. At night its sleeps
on its mothers head. The Northern Hairy-Nosed
Wombat stays almost all of its time with its
mother. The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat lives
up to 10 to 12 years old, but it is capable of
living up to 20 years old. We only have two
more paragraphs and the next one is about
enemies and survival functions!
Life Cycle
Here are some of the Northern Hairy-Nosed
Wombats enemies and survival functions.
When the Wombat is trying to find food on the
side of the road cars run them over. Cattle,
sheep, and horses flatten their burrows and
eat their food. Dingoes kill the wombat. People
cut down trees and wreak the wombats
habitat. Ticks get into their skin and suck their
blood. The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat gets
some kind of poisoning which is cutting down
population. Only one more paragraph until the
Enemies and Survival Functions
Do you think the wombat is boring, well it’s
not here are some interesting facts! The
Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat’s nickname
is The Bulldozer of the Bush. The wombat is
extremely rare and very endangered. There
is only one colony left with 110 wombats in
it. Lasiorhinus Krefftu is the scientific name.
The longest living wombat lived up to 30
years old That’s 10 more years than it
normally lives up to. I cant wait to tell you
an over view of my animal report in the
closing paragraph!
Interesting facts
I really enjoyed doing my animal report on
the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat. I learned
a lot like, the newborns measure up to 4/5 of
an inch. I also learned that the wombat only
grazes when temperatures are cold. A really
cool fact about the habitat is that they can
live in up to 10 burrows. I also learned a
funny fact about the life cycle it is that, it
sleeps on its mothers head! Something sad is
that cars run them over. I also learned an
interesting fact, and that is it’s nickname is
The Bulldozer of the Bush! I hope you
learned as much as I did about the Northern
Hairy-Nosed Wombat!
Closing Paragraph
Wombat photo
How to Scratch a Wombat by: Jackie
Amazing animal fact
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Bing wombat photos
Bibliography Page
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