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An online interactive knowledge test about the wombat. Scores answers with the option of correcting if a mistake was made. Simple true - false quiz which can be played alone or with a friend. Ideal for comprehension testing and reinforcing what was learned.... back to aussie animals main page




The wombat is a perfectly designed earth-moving machine like a bulldozer except it is much more unique. They can grow up to one metre long with a heavy, thickset body and a short broad head. They have short but powerful legs and their feet have massive strong claws for digging. They mainly eat ........ They are brown, blackish or grey in colour.

There are ...... species of wombats in Australia. The Common Wombat, Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat and the Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat. They live around ....... in the wild, but up to ....... years in captivity. Each wombat lives in a maze of tunnels called a warren which can be up to 30m in length, having many exits, side tunnels and resting chambers.

Only about 20 northern wombats remain, living in one small colony in the dry woodland of eastern Queensland. They come out at night to look for food because it is to hot in the daytime. They mainly inhabit temperate forests, heath, grassland and dry woodland. To protect the young ........ dirt when the mother wombat digs, the pouch opens toward the rear end of the animal. This suits the wombats .......... lifestyle.

Test your knowledge! Write true or false

Wombats mainly eat grass, bark, roots and fungi.

There are thirty species of wombats.
They live around 50 to 60 years in the wild.
Wombats have a burrowing lifestyle.



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