Thursday, July 23, 2009

Holding a Wombat

The common wombat is the largest burrowing herbivorous mammal. The closest relative of the wombat is, in fact, the koala. Who would have guessed? With its short tail and legs, characteristic waddle and 'cuddly' appearance, the wombat is one of the most endearing of Australia's native animals, and of course almost the cutest! This one I am holding weighed a whopping 20 kgs! If you think he is adorable you should see their young! This was photo was taken in Northern Qld, Townsville’s Billabong Sanctuary.


  1. En ek het gedink hulle is gevaarlik!!! Moet dit eendag probeer!!

  2. That thing is huge!!! You are very brave :)