The Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) is the smallest of three species of wombats, an animal native to Australia.
It is a marsupial mammal, because it has a pouch (like a kangaroo). Baby wombats grow in the pouch for about six months.
The Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is adapted to digging, because it has a stocky and robust build, and flattened claws with five digits.
Their body is 77-93 centimetres long (30-37 inches) and weighs about 19-32 kilograms (42-71 pounds).
Its fur is silky and grey. It has pointed ears, sharp rodent-like teeth, and a hairy nose.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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