Common wombat Vombatus ursinus Coarse-haired Wombat foraging Wildlife nature animal wild Outdoor

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Common wombat Vombatus ursinus Coarse-haired Wombat foraging Wildlife nature animal wild Outdoor
19th era / Alamy Stock Photo
Image ID: B7P87X
Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus), also known as the Coarse-haired Wombat, is one of three species of wombats and the only one in the Vombatus genus. It is widespread in the cooler and better watered parts of southern and eastern Australia, and in mountain districts as far north as the south of Queensland, but is declining in Western Victoria and South Australia. The Common Wombat can breed every two years and produce a single joey, which leaves the backwards facing pouch after nine to eleven months (weighing between 3.5 and 6.5 kilograms). The joey is weaned at around 12 to 15 months of age and is usually independent at 18 months of age.