Central Coast Wombat Welfare

Wombats are amongst the world’s largest burrowing animals. They are equipped with powerful limbs, short broad feet and flattened claws. Wombats are primarily grazers and their continuously growing incisors work as efficient cutters of grass and forbs. They are disappearing locally due to loss of habitat and disease.

A good reference is the Australian Museum: see: https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/animals/mammals/common-wombat/ (photo courtesy of Australian Museum)

One of the diseases of concern is mange – read flyer for details. (photo is by group)

Anyone seeing a wombat with mange is asked to send an email to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving contact details, location and date and a photo if possible.

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