Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat
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Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)Class: Animal (Animalia) - Chordate (Chordata) - Mammal (Mammalia)
Order: Kangaroo & Wombat (Diprotodontia)
Family: Wombat (Vombatidae)
Species: Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)
This Photo:     Scratching Post

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee)
Nocturnal, but can rarely come out in the day to warm in the sun.
They vary in colour from dusky brown to dark grey.
They often have a light grey patch on the nose as well as eye highlights (above and below the eye).
Very fast runners, but don't get much nutrition out of their grass feed, so best not to disturb them.
Baby wombats are called "Pinkies" as they don't have any hair. They are only ever seen due to the mothers being killed and people removing the babies to try and save them.

Copyright © 2014- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Mar-2014
This species is classed as NT (Near Threatened) in the Murray Mallee, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)