09 April, 2008

Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat

GENUS SPECIES: Lasiorhinus krefftii. Also called: the Queensland hairy nosed wombat, the Queensland wombat, the Soft furred wombat, the Broad nosed wombat, Yaminon, the Moonie River wombat, Barnard's hairy nosed wombat, and the Hairy nosed northern wombat. Nickname: Bulldozer of the bush.

It is one of the world's rarest animals and lives only in Australia. Due to drought, floods, habitat loss and competition on its habitat from domestic animals like sheep and cattle, this creature's existence in highly threatened and less than one-thousand are known to exist in the wild.

More on the Wombat: Animal.info, Wombat Foundation, Queenslad Conservation Council, environment.gov.au, premcab.sa.gov.au, australiafauna, queensland.gov, Wikipedia, AnimalDiversity, Wombania, ABC.net, UNEP-WCMC, suite101.com , National Geographic, NSW Gvt., Australian Animals, Southern cousin, Common wombat, Wombanias

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