The Wombat is an average sized marsupial that is establish only in Australia and its neighboring islands. Wombats are burrowing mammals that use most of the day underground, coming out at night to nourish. The common wombat is considered to be a successor of the huge wombat that survived approximately 50 million years ago. The giant wombat’s destruction is said to be caused by hunting and alters to their surroundings including pollution and territory loss.
The ordinary wombat is a nocturnal herbivore and gets to about 26 years old in the wild while some wombat individuals have been recognized to live for longer in imprisonment. Wombats eat grasses, shoots and bark which the wombat requires to remain gnawing on so as to keep its constantly growing teeth at a controllable size.
Wombats have long claws which they utilize to dig holes. Wombat burrows can simply become a wide group of subversive tunnels leading to little chambers. Most wombats are lonely animals but some wombats have been recognized to form underground colonies with other wombats.