* Over 100 illustrations, including 28 color plates
* Drawings by Peter Schouten
* New information on the two hairy-nosed species of wombats
One of Australia’s most engaging marsupials, the wombat is also one of the most disparaged and least understood. Often depicted as slow, muddle-headed and clumsy, it can, in fact, outpace a human or a dog over a short distance. Wombats are quick to learn and superbly adapted to their burrowing way of life.
This book gives a full account of the wombat’s way of life and examines the many hazards that wombats face. Dealing mainly with the Bare-nosed Wombat, Vombatus ursinus, it includes the latest information on the Southern and Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats, Lasiorhinus latifrons and Lasiorhiunus krefftii, among the world’s most endangered animals. The book also gives practical advice on rearing orphan wombats.
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Review: WombatsUser Review - Bruce - Goodreads
The plain truth -- and I'm being completely serious here -- is that one can never know enough about wombats. Did you know how many different types of wombats there are? Three: the bare-nosed wombat ... Read full review
1 Evolution and early history
2 The wombat itself
4 What goes on in a burrow?
5 Life above ground
6 From birth to maturity
7 Dangers disorders and disasters