Like other marsupials, wombats have pouches in which they carry their young. However, this pouch is located on the back of the wombat, allowing them to protect their offspring while they dig burrows. Similar to groundhogs and moles, wombats spend most of their time in underground dens, and only venture out to feed. Because they are nocturnal ground dwellers, they are rarely seen by humans.
- Recommended Age: 3+
- Size in cm: 6.25 L x 2 W x 3.75 H
- Size in in: 2.46 L x 0.79 W x 1.48 H
Wombats have never enjoyed high status in Australia and they were considered a pest historically and still are in some areas. The hairy nosed wombat is considered endangered and is protected. The common wombat is also protected in many areas.