Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats (Lasiorhinus krefftii) are basically terrestrial, and they live above and under ground. A typical Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat could be found on semi-arid areas, grasslands and the woods.

Some people might call them "ugly", but they are heavily-built. The body averages 1 meter, and its head is big. On record, they are among the globe's biggest burrowing creatures. Both sexes of the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat are covered with brown coat, a soft kind of covering. Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats possess long whiskers coming from the nose area.

Unlike other animals whose reproduction periods go all the way from January to December, the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat only has a single mating period. A Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat ordinarily gives birth to a solitary offspring.

It is a loner kind of creature, and as such, very difficult to observe if not under captivity. It is known though, that they build big and elaborate tunnels in sand areas. As the roof for these tunnels, they use roots. This is the fascinating part: individuals seldom utilize the same tunnel simultaneously, but they use burrows owned by past generations of wombats.

They are nocturnal, but that is not to say they hide from the sun's rays. They sunbathe in the early hours of the day, but they stay near their tunnels.

Interesting fact: For the longest time, these wombats have been hunted, its fur holds high market costs.

The Northern hairy-nosed wombat, queensland hairy-nosed wombat is listed as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the northern hairynosed wombat
A young / baby of a northern hairynosed wombat is called a 'joey'. The females are called 'jill' and males 'jack'. A northern hairynosed wombat group is called a 'mob, warren, wisdom or army'.
Countries
Australia
Northern hairy-nosed wombat habitats
Forest and Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest
Some facts about the
Northern hairy-nosed wombat

Adult weight : 31 kg (68.2 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 30 years

Weaning : 365 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 548 days

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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