Wombat. Do Wombats Make Good Pets? What You Need to Know!

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In fact, it can be quite dangerous to keep in the house and is likely to break free outdoors.

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While wombats may look cute and cuddly, especially when young, they can be quite aggressive, unpredictable and even dangerous when they get older. These burrows provide protection against predators, bushfire and, most importantly, extremes of temperature and humidity.

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It has strong legs and flat claws for digging. Wombats are shy animals. Hairy-nosed Wombat Two Types Photo: Hairy-nosed Wombat There are two types of Hairy-nosed wombats.

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He was using a name used by the Dharuk people who once lived in the area that is now the city of Sydney. Wombats usually spend their days tucked away in their underground homes. These animals usually walk very slowly but can gallop as fast as 40 kph when they want to.

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Wombats - Pets Pet Wombats are Not Such a Good Idea Wombats are docile solitary wild animals that will avoid people.

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10 facts about wombats!

However, most find the animal endearing, and there are many zoos throughout Australia, which exhibit them. It leaves its scat outside its barrow—on logs, rock and other predominant places, as a scent signal. They Poop In Cubes One of the more unusual facts about wombats is that their poo resembles an 80s toy craze rather than actual animal faeces.

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The major threats to the wombat today are land clearing, motor vehicle impacts, , , and dogs. However, if threatened or provoked, it can be ferocious and very dangerous to humans. Common wombats weigh between 22—39kg, and the male is larger than the female.

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