Last week three wombat pups were born at the Australian Wildlife Centre, Healesville, Melbourne. One of the pups received the name Paw Paw because one of his paws was white. When I saw the picture of this cute wombat pup, I decided to tell you a bit about these wonderful animals resembling pigs and rodents at the same time.
Wombats are marsupials, about 39 inches in length living in Australia.
They are herbivores, it means, they eat only grasses, roots, herbs etc.
After the pup is born it develops in the mother’s pouch 6-7 months.
They seem to be very friendly 🙂
Wombats can dig whole burrow systems with their front teeth and long claws.
They are quite slow animals, but when they are threatened they can develop a speed of up to 25 mph.
Wombats are so cute!
I’ve never been to Australia and I’ve never seen wombats, but I just love these animals!
And here’s a video about other wombats showing how nice they are.