Hairy-nosed wombats

Hairy-nosed wombats

Order : Diprotodontia
Family : Vombatidae
Genus : Lasiorhinus

 

Animals in the genus Lasiorhinus

Northern hairy-nosed wombat
Facts about the genus Lasiorhinus, the hairy-nosed wombats

One of the hairy-nosed wombats is considered an endangered species.

One of the hairy-nosed wombats is considered an endangered species . (Full text)

One of the hairy-nosed wombats is considered an endangered species. (Full text)

A captive colony of Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats is being established in Rockhampton to develop assisted breeding and husbandry techniques that can be applied to the Northern (Full text)

One of the hairy-nosed wombats is considered an endangered species. (Full text)

Dr Alan Horsup, co-ordinator of the northern hairy-nosed wombat recovery program, said today the population is so critical that a group of southern hairy-nosed wombats is being used to perfect the technique without risking their northern cousins.

For instance, the mala is now extinct in the wild on the mainland of Australia, whilst the total number of northern hairy-nosed wombats is estimated at 70 individuals. (Full text)

Wombat Down Below is a fiction story, but it is based on real events in a small national park in central Queensland, where the only remaining colony of Northern Hairy-nosed wombats is found.

Because the entire population of northern hairy nosed wombats is now in one area, a natural disaster like a fire, could wipe them all out at once.

According to Minister Rod Welford, the only known population of about 75 northern hairy nosed wombats, is in the Epping Forest

Hairy-nosed wombats are more rare and found only in the more dry parts of Australia.

Range - The hairy nosed wombats are found in Epping Forest National Park, northwest of

Also, northern hairy-nosed wombats are generally healthy and their bodies are in good shape.

Hairy-nosed wombats are monogamous.

Southern hairy-nosed wombats are endangered. (Full text)

Habitat Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats are found in southern South Australia from the western side of the Murray River from Swanreach to Morgan, the southern border of the Nullarbor Plain to the east of Eucla and some small colonies in the Gawler Ranges, on the Eyre and York Peninsulas.

Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats are similar in size to Common Wombats, but have softer, silkier, grey fur, longer ears and fine fur on their much broader nose.

Hairy-nosed wombats are marsupials native to Australia that are known as "bulldozers of the bush.

The Hairy-Nosed Wombats are somewhat smaller, but similar in most other respects, to their cousins the Common Wombat.

Northern hairy-nosed wombats are protected in the Epping National Park from their main predator, the dingo. (Full text)

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