World Wombat Day!!
Come celebrate the wonderful wombat with us today! We love these marsupials from the land down under! Hopefully you will too after you learn some cool stuff about them!
- Wombats live in Australia.
- They are marsupials.
- Wombat pouches face toward the rear instead of towards the mother’s head. This is to make sure the mother doesn’t get dirt in the pouch when digging burrows.
- They live in burrows that they dig. Some species of wombats share their burrow and some live alone.
- Wombats are herbivores; they eat grasses, roots and barks.
- It can take up to 14 days for a wombat to digest its food.
- Wombat teeth never start growing.
- Wombats are nocturnal.
- Wombats can run up to 25 mph.
- A wombat’s bum is primarily made up of cartilage.
- During the ice age, wombats were giant sized! They were the largest marsupial known to have ever lived.