What is the conservation status of the northern hairy-nosed wombat? Vombatidae wombats The northern hairy-nosed wombat is listed as: It might have already been in decline when Europeans settled, and was probably the least common of the three wombat species at that time. Since then, competition for food from introduced grazing animals, such as sheep, cattle and rabbits - particularly during droughts — has been the main reason for the species rapid decline since European arrival in Australia.
Rare birth of endangered hairy-nosed wombat in Australia
Northern hairy-nosed wombat - Wikipedia
George the wombat turns one, warms hearts again July 12, An orphan baby wombat who warmed the hearts of the world in a viral Facebook video viewed 40 million times has turned one, with his latest exploits also proving a huge hit. Researchers build DNA population census of wombats March 11, The endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat has been losing a small piece of its hair - all in the name of research, monitoring and conservation of its small population. Radar reveals the hidden secrets of wombat warrens February 5, For the first time ever, researchers from the University of Adelaide have been able to non-invasively study the inner workings of wombat warrens, with a little help from ground-penetrating radar. Noninvasive solution to wombat conservation January 6, Australia's critically endangered northern hairy-nosed wombats might not know it yet, but researchers from The University of Queensland are working on a wee solution to their population problems. Sad wombat who warmed hearts dies in Australia June 20, An Australian wombat who became depressed after a massive cyclone tore through his wildlife park home, depriving him of cuddles with tourists, has died, prompting an outpouring on social media. Balding disease killing Australia's wombats May 15, A mystery liver disease thought to be caused by introduced weeds is causing hairy-nosed wombats in southern Australia to go bald and die, researchers said Tuesday.
Southern hairy-nosed wombat - endangered species listing
It has also been recorded in far south-west New South Wales. Populations are highly fragmented but the total population size is estimated in the vicinity of 50,—, individuals. Description Adapted to digging, the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat is a stout and robust animal with strong claws.
It is one of the rarest large mammals in the world and is critically endangered. Wombats are heavily built animals with a broad head and short legs. They have strong claws to dig burrows where they spend much of their time. Compared with the Common Wombat, Vombatus ursinus, the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat has softer fur, longer and more pointed ears and a broader muzzle fringed with fine whiskers.