• Natalia Rykiel

7 Awesome facts about wombats

Updated: Feb 26

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? You can find out in our book.. or read soon another post just about it!


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.


Fact No 8

Baby wombats have to be fed in a special way, find out here how to feed a cute baby wombat.

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