Wombats have really short legs and are native to Australia. They mostly feed at night and chomp on grasses, herbs, bark and roots.
Wombats grow to about 101.6 centimetres (40 inches) and can weigh between 20 – 35 kilograms (44 and 77 pounds).
These pudgy marsupials look slow but they can run quite fast – up to 40 kilometres per hour, (25 miles per hour) and can maintain that speed for about 1.5 minutes! Have you seen a wombat’s claws? They are built for digging and they excavate extensive tunnels and chambers.
What is really interesting is that they have a backward facing pouch. This is important, as when the mum digs she doesn’t flick dirt into her baby’s face. Ok weirdest fact: Wombats defend their burrows by blocking it with their backside! It is so sturdy it makes it very difficult for a predator to grab on.
Oh there is another weird fact. Wombats have cube-shaped poop! Yep it’s square! It is very important to have that shape as they use their poop to mark their territory and it would roll away if they were on a hill. Square poop doesn’t roll!
When you get to cuddle your own soft plush wombat toy you’ll know more about her.
Georgina measures 30cm/12″ in length, 18cm/7″ in width and 19cm/7.5″ in height.
The stuffing was made from 21 recycled plastic bottles so not only is she cute but she is eco friendly!
Read more about wombats in our blog post: www.animalworldforkids.com/wombats-unique-interesting-skill