Wombania: Land of the Wombies

Chewbacca, a Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus)

Chewbacca, a Common Wombat in the Tama Zoo
Chewbacca in the Tama Zoo (picture courtesy of Womland, used with permission)

Happy Birthday, Chewbacca!

Chewbacca is a very special Common Wombat (also refered to as a Bare-nosed wombat) who lives in the Tama Zoo in Tokyo, Japan.

Chewbacca celebrated his 19th birthday in March 2004.

Nineteen years is quite a long time for a wombat to live. We hope Chewbacca will be around to celebrate many more birthdays to come!

Visit The Wombat Information Center to learn more about this fascinating Australian marsupial.

If you want to see more of Chewbacca, check out his rooms at Womland in Japan.

Chewbacca's Birthday Sign

by Peter Marinacci

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