Southern Hairy Nosed
To some people the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat may appear to be a  slow and bumbling animal, this is certainly not true. The wombat is incredibly alert to the slightest sound or unusual scent and When disturbed, it may run as fast as 40 km per hour over short distance to evade its nemesis.Most wombats spend their day underground inside a humid burrow and only come out in the evening when the temperature and humidity are low enough so that they do not lose to much water from their bodies due to evaporation.Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats dig out lengthy and extensive burrow systems, the entrances of which are usually clustered to form a large central warren with smaller warrens surrounding it at a radius of 100 to 150 m. Some times ten wombats will live in a warren, and usually equal numbers of males and females. Male wombats appear to stay at their home warren, whereas females will reside in adjacent warrens for varying periods. Aggression in wombats seems to be restricted to males during the breeding season.Most wombat babies are born from late September to December. The single baby remains in the mother's pouch for six to nine months. Weaning occurs at about one year of age, and both sexes mature at about three years of age.An increase in the adult population of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat requires three consecutive years of effective rainfall. This allows females to provide milk, as well as for plentiful food to be available at the time of weaning, and for good pasture at the time of maximum growth for the young wombat
Southern Hairy Nosed
To some people the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat may appear to be a  slow and bumbling animal, this is certainly not true. The wombat is incredibly alert to the slightest sound or unusual scent and When disturbed, it may run as fast as 40 km per hour over short distance to evade its nemesis.Most wombats spend their day underground inside a humid burrow and only come out in the evening when the temperature and humidity are low enough so that they do not lose to much water from their bodies due to evaporation.Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats dig out lengthy and extensive burrow systems, the entrances of which are usually clustered to form a large central warren with smaller warrens surrounding it at a radius of 100 to 150 m. Some times ten wombats will live in a warren, and usually equal numbers of males and females. Male wombats appear to stay at their home warren, whereas females will reside in adjacent warrens for varying periods. Aggression in wombats seems to be restricted to males during the breeding season.Most wombat babies are born from late September to December. The single baby remains in the mother's pouch for six to nine months. Weaning occurs at about one year of age, and both sexes mature at about three years of age.An increase in the adult population of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat requires three consecutive years of effective rainfall. This allows females to provide milk, as well as for plentiful food to be available at the time of weaning, and for good pasture at the time of maximum growth for the young wombat
Southern Hairy Nosed
To some people the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat may appear to be a  slow and bumbling animal, this is certainly not true. The wombat is incredibly alert to the slightest sound or unusual scent and When disturbed, it may run as fast as 40 km per hour over short distance to evade its nemesis.Most wombats spend their day underground inside a humid burrow and only come out in the evening when the temperature and humidity are low enough so that they do not lose to much water from their bodies due to evaporation.Southern Hairy-nosed Wombats dig out lengthy and extensive burrow systems, the entrances of which are usually clustered to form a large central warren with smaller warrens surrounding it at a radius of 100 to 150 m. Some times ten wombats will live in a warren, and usually equal numbers of males and females. Male wombats appear to stay at their home warren, whereas females will reside in adjacent warrens for varying periods. Aggression in wombats seems to be restricted to males during the breeding season.Most wombat babies are born from late September to December. The single baby remains in the mother's pouch for six to nine months. Weaning occurs at about one year of age, and both sexes mature at about three years of age.An increase in the adult population of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat requires three consecutive years of effective rainfall. This allows females to provide milk, as well as for plentiful food to be available at the time of weaning, and for good pasture at the time of maximum growth for the young wombat