Flinders Island Wombat

in photofeed •  16 days ago

A Flinders Island Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) and her baby on Maria Island. A muscular marsupial that digs extensive burrows. Unlike other marsupials it has a backwards facing pouch so that when digging it does not gather soil in its pouch over its young.

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Beautiful animals, which are the size, because the picture looks like it would be quite large.

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They are about the same as a medium size pig

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Wow are cute, overgrown hamsters :)

Nice sharing, never seen this creature

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Cool; glad to show you something new ;-)

The wombat is my favorite! 😍

awesome shot and beautiful animals. love wombats. have seen them many times already.

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I wonder if one of these would make a good pet.

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Not sure; it is illegal in Australia to have native animals as pets so I have no experience with that.

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So sweet and strange kind of animal.

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So cute, so soft

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;-) They are

Nunca los había visto, gracias por la fotografia :)