Wombat Information Homepage
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.
Wombat Day is over for another year, but if you want to celebrate the wombat, you don't have to wait until October 22 2013. Any day can be Wombat Day. You can bake a Wombat Cake or a Wombat Brownie, or make some Wombat Fudge, or just have some chocolate and Wine Gums and help spread the word of the wombat.
Wombat Information Center last updated May 14, 2013.