General Description

Body fur grey-brown to black. Broad head with large nose and ears. Body up to 1.1 m.


Common Wombats dig burrows with their sharp claws and powerful short limbs. They have rear-facing pouches to keep them from filling with dirt while digging. In winter, females give birth to a single young. Wombats' teeth grow in response to wear. They are largely nocturnal. They occasionally enter people's tents at campsites looking for food.


South-eastern mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Dry and wet forest, woodland and coastal heath.

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