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Southern Hairy Nose Wombat  Lasiorhinus latifrons,Southern hairy-nosed wombat Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Southern Hairy Nose Wombat

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  1. Great shot! Posted 6 years ago
    1. thanks Posted 6 years ago
  2. Ha ha, I just love its name! I don't know if you are aware but in the UK 'wombat' is a slightly derogatory term for someone who does something a bit stupid. A 'hairy nosed wombat' just adds to the humour! Posted 6 years ago
    1. they aren't the brightest creature Posted 6 years ago

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The southern hairy-nosed wombat is one of three species of wombats. It is found in scattered areas of semiarid scrub and mallee from the eastern Nullarbor Plain to the New South Wales border area. It is the smallest of all three wombat species. The young often do not survive dry seasons. It is the state animal of South Australia.

Among the oldest southern hairy-nosed wombats ever documented were a male and a female from Brookfield Zoo just outside Chicago. Their names were Carver, who.. more

Species identified by WildFlower
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By Graeme Ruck

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Uploaded Aug 27, 2013. Captured Aug 28, 2013 11:32.
  • Canon EOS 1000D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/790s
  • ISO400
  • 230mm