AG Reader Photo of the Week: wandering wombat

By AG Staff 24 September 2018
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This week’s reader photo of a common wombat in Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania, was captured by Steffen Bollmann.

Common wombats (Combats ursinus) are the largest burrowing herbivorous mammal and can grow to weigh about 26kg – and they use this weight to their advantage. When threatened by predators wombats will return to the nearest burrow where it can defend itself by crushing a predator’s head with its rump against the roof or wall of the burrow.