There are three species of wombat:
Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat
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How do the three species of wombat differ?
The Bare-nosed Wombat has a bare pointed nose, shorter ears and coarser hair than the two hairy-nosed wombat species.
The hairy-nosed wombats have broad hairy muzzles, long ears and silky hair.
In some areas, Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat populations are plummeting as a result of ingesting non-native vegetation. For more information, see the Wombat Awareness Organisation website: www.wombatawareness.com
The Bare-nosed Wombat is generally coastal and highland in distribution. The hairy-nosed wombats are generally found in semi-arid areas.
See the distribution map for detailed information.
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