Wombat – marsupial mammals from Australia, outwardly resembling small teddy bears. And it’s no accident – they are the closest relatives of koalas. The largest of the modern mammals that spend most of their lives in burrows (body length from 70 to 120 cm and weight from 20 to 45 kg), wombats have several interesting features and skills.
However, today they need protection of the person, which is the main reason for his misadventures.
Wombats live in southern and eastern Australia (Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia). They know everything: in an extreme situation they can climb trees, swim, attack an enemy, or run at a speed of more than 60 km / h – and this despite a compact body and short limbs.
But best of all, wombats dig holes – sharp claws on five strong fingers help them in the construction of complex tunnel systems about 20 meters in length and 3.5 meters in depth. And under the ground and on the surface there are different laws: if any male aggressively protects his territory at the top, then the animals divide the personal space if their caves accidentally go out on each other.