Facts for the Wombat Information Center were gathered from the sources listed below. All reasonable attempts have been made to insure the information is factual and up to date; however, we can assume no liability for its accuracy. If you find any errors or omissions, please don't hesitate to contact us at
A Bare-nosed wombat in a zoo (courtesy of Womland, used with permission)
All Bare-nosed wombat photographs are from the Womland Website. Pictures are used with permission.
Southern hairy-nosed wombat pictures are courtesy of Wendy Morphett, copyright ©2001 - 2002, and Bob Cleaver, copyright ©2002 - 2014. All photos are used with permission.
Text, graphics, and design copyright ©2003 Peter Marinacci. Edited by RLB Hartmann. All Rights Reserved.
WOMBAT WEBSITE REFERENCES
- Wombadilliac: Russell the Wombat's Burrow website. Raising Common wombats and wombat information. (Website no longer available.)
- The Perth Zoo website. Southern hairy-nosed wombats.
- Wells, R. T. Fauna of Australia, Volume 1b Mammalia. Chapter 32, Vombatidae. Online pdf version of this chapter on wombats is 1.4 mb.
- University of Edinburgh, Natural History Collection. Wombat information, plus pictures of a Bare-nosed wombat skeleton and skull.
- Wikipedia. Bare-nosed and Hairy nosed wombat information.
- University of Michigan. Animal Diversity Web Information about the family Vombatidae (wombats).
- University of Michigan. Animal Diversity Web. Information about the very rare Northern hairy-nosed wombat.
- University of Michigan. Animal Diversity Web. Scientific information about the Southern hairy-nosed wombat.
- University of Michigan. Animal Diversity Web. Common wombat information.
- Wombats SA A non-profit organization whose goal is to raise public awareness of conservation and preservation of indigenous Australian flora and fauna through the maintenance and re-establishment of natural ecosystems and wiser land use. The Society maintains four privately owned reserves which are managed on a voluntary basis.
- Save Our Wonderful Wombats A website designed to educate everyone about the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat and its threats. Also has activities for kids, and a great resource for teachers.
- Wombat Rise Sanctuary. Information about wombats, including caring and raising them.
- Grech, Alana. Using GIS and ASTER Imagery to Evaluate the Preferred Habitat of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat in the Far West Coast District, South Australia. Southern hairy nosed wombat study. (Article no longer online.)
- Tasmania Parks & Wildlife. Tasmanian wombats.
- Massicot, Paul. Animal Info: Wombats. Northern hairy-nosed wombat info with references.
- Geddes, Proo. Earth Sanctuaries. Raising Southern hairy-nosed wombats. (No longer online.)
- Unique Australian Animals. Northern hairy-nosed wombat.
- Walker, Faith. PhD Research on Northern Hairy-nosed wombats. Study of Southern hairy nosed wombats with links to other scientific papers.
- Kingsley, Danny. Nosing out wombat's habits. ABC Science Online, 18 June 2002.
- Environmental Protection Agency, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat.
- Wood, Glenys. Ventilation of the burrow of the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, Lasiorhinus latifrons, in bushland near the Murray River at Morgan in South Australia. Scientific article on the ventilation of wombat burrows.
- Brain Biodiversity Bank. Study and pictures of a Bare-nosed wombat brain.
- Will's Skull Page. Photographs of a Bare-nosed wombat skull.
- Barboza PS, Hume ID. Hindgut fermentation in the wombats: two marsupial grazers. J Comp Physiol [B]. 1992;162(6):561-6. Abstract of article, from PubMed.
- Martin RW, Handasyde KA, Skerratt LF. Current distribution of sarcoptic mange in wombats. Aust Vet J. 1998 Jun;76(6):411-4. Abstract of article, from PubMed.
- Northern Hairy nosed wombats.
- Ikufumi Makino. Wombat home page. Collection of wombat information and references, including a list of captive wombats in Australia and Japan.
- Ladywildlife's Common Wombat Page. Essay on the Common wombat.
- Ross A. Hamilton, Peter G. Stanton, Liza O'Donnell, Vernon R. Steele, David A. Taggart and Peter D. Temple-Smith. Determination of Seasonality in Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombats (Lasiorhinus latifrons) by Analysis of Fecal Androgens. Biology of Reproduction 63, 526-531 (2000).
- PBS. Tasmania: Land of the devils. Information on the animals of Tasmania, including the Bare-nosed wombat.
- Woodford, James. The Secret Life Of Wombats. Radio National Program with Robyn Williams. Oct 7, 2001. (Click on the Transcript link to see the transcript of the program)
- Fourth Crossing Wildlife. Information on the care and rescue of native Australian animals.
- Baby Wombat Emerges From Pouch Article and pictures of a Southern hairy-nosed wombat baby born in February, 2017.
WOMBAT REFERENCES IN PRINT
- Barboza, Peter S. "Wombats." Natural History, Dec 1995, Vol 104 Issue 12, pg 26.
- Burton, Maurice. The World Encyclopedia of Animals. Funk & Wagnals, New York 1971.
- Byers, John A. "Play's the Thing." Natural History, July/Aug 1999, Vol 108 Issue 6, pg 40.
- Corfield, Richard (producer). "Wombats: Bulldozers of the Bush." Transcript of TV documentary, October 1999.
- Grzimek, Bernhard. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, Vol 10 Mammals I. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York 1972.
- Millard, John (producer). "The Wombat Boy." Transcript of TV documentary, March 2002.
- Moeller, Heinz F. Grzimek's Encyclopedia of Mammals, Vol 1. McGraw-Hill, New York 1990.
- Wells, R. T. Fauna of Australia, Volume 1b Mammalia. Chapter 32, Vombatidae.
- Nowak, Ronald M. Walker's Mammals of the World, Vol I, Sixth Edition. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 1999.
- Burton, Maurice. The International Wildlife Encyclopedia, Vol 19. Marshall Cavendish, New York 1970.
- The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom, Vol 5. The Dansbury Press 1971.
- Vaughan, Terry A. Mammalogy, Third Edition. Saunders College Publishing, Philadelphia 1986.
- Mathew, L. Harrison. The Life of Mammals, Vol 2. The Weidenfeld and Nicolson Natural History, London 1971.
- Jenkins, Marie M. Kangaroos, Opossums, and Other Marsupials. Holiday House, New York 1975.
- Barrington, E. J. W. Life of Marsupials. Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, Australia 1973.
- Voelker, William. The Natural History of Living Mammals. Plexus Publishing, New Jersey 1986.
- Horup, Alan. Recovery Plan for the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) 1998 - 2002. Queensland Government.
- McInnis, Douglas. "Down a Wombat Hole" Highlights for Children, Oct 2003, Vol. 58 Issue 10, pg 16.
- Stone, Lynn M. Wombats: Australian Animal Discovery Library. 1990.
- NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Threatened Species Information: Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat. Sept 1999.
- Zoological Parks and Gardens Board of Victoria. Southern Hairy nosed wombat. 2003.
- RW Martin, KA Handasyde, LF Skerratt. Current distribution of sarcoptic mange in wombats. Aust Vet J Vol 76, No 6, June 1998.
- Sam C. Banks, Simon, D. Hoyle, Alan Horsup, Paul Sunnucks, Andrea C. Taylor. Demographic monitoring of an entire species (the northern hairy-nosed wombat, Lasiorhinus krefftii) by genetic analysis of non-invasively collected material. Animal Conservation (2003) 6, 1-10.
- The northern hairy-nosed wombat. Geography for Global Citizens, second edition. 2004.
OTHER WOMBAT WEBSITES
- Womland Thousands of photographs of wombats, mostly in Japanese zoos.
- The Wombat Foundation Information aboout the critically endangered Northern Hairy-nosed wombat.
- Wombat Protection Society of Australia Raises funds for projects that will protect wombats and their habitat.
- Tasmania Wombats Brief wombat info and a wombat video.
- Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat Article from the Australian government.
- Wombania Comic strip about Wombies, genetically altered wombats.
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