You may have noticed that my profile picture is a wombat. The reason for this is because wombats are my favourite animal. Why? You may ask, it is because when people associate with Australian animals they often say Kangaroo, Koala and Emu but you hardly hear anyone say a wombat. That’s not the only reason, in my personal opinion they are really cute and cuddly!
I’d like to tell you a little about this particular species of wombat, the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat. It’s scientific name is Lasiorhinus Krefftii, it is critically endangered and now are only found in a small area of QLD. They used to be found in Victoria and New South Wales as well. 😦
There are also 2 other species of wombats, they are:
- Common Wombat (Vombatus Ursinus)
- Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons)
These 2 species are not in any form of endangerment, but we still need to be aware and preserve our wildlife so this doesn’t happen. Don’t you think it would be sad if the future generations never got to see what a wombat looked like in real life? They are one of many unique Australian animals.