Wombat Information Center
The Bare-nosed or Common wombat (picture courtesy of Womland, used with permission)
If you don't know what a wombat is, then you've come to the right place. We have articles about the wombat's behavior, Diet, Physical Characteristics, and Life Cycle, as well as picture galleries and an extensive list of links.
Wombats are large burrowing mammals found only in Australia. Being rather timid and primarily nocturnal, they're difficult to observe in their natural habitat and haven't been well studied. They weren't even noticed by European settlers for ten years.
Information is somewhat scarce, and what there is, is often contradictory. Facts were gathered from a number of sources, so differing viewpoints are included where appropriate. For a complete list of sources, see the reference page.
The tenth annual Wombat Day was held on October 22, 2014. But you don't have to wait until the official Wombat Day to celebrate the wombat. Any day can be Wombat Day. All you have to do is bake a Wombat Cake or Wombat Brownies, or make some Wombat Fudge. Or you can just have some chocolate and Wine Gums to honor the world's largest burrowing animal.by Peter Marinacci
Wombat Information Center last updated January 6, 2015.