7 Awesome facts about wombats
Updated: Mar 19
This cute animal is a character from our children’s book about Kevin. Here are some interesting facts about these cute Australian animals.
Fact No 1
Wombats have pouches like kangaroos but “backwards", baby wombats must be careful not to fall out of them .
Fact No 2
Wombats like to dig holes and that's why their pouches are facing the other way - so that dirt doesn't get into them - Wise Mother Nature!
Fact No 3
Wombats can run at 40km/h, but are rather short-distance runners.
Fact No 4
Wombat’s poo is shaped like a cube and they make around 100 of them a day! And why it’s in a shape of cube? Read here how mystery of cube-shaped poop has been solved!
Fact No 5
The oldest wombat in the world is named Patrick, he is 31 years old. Patrick the Wombat is also the biggest wombat and weighs 40 kg!
Fact No 6
Wombats are great jumpers! They don't look, but they can jump 1 meter high!
Fact No 7
Wombats have poor eyesight and therefore have such big noses. They move mostly by smell.
...and something extra:
Baby wombats have to be fed in a special way, find out here how to feed a cute baby wombat.
Wombat is also a character from our children's book. You can find out more here about Kevin the kangaroo that couldn't hop and his Australian friends.