Endangered and vulnerable Aussie creatures

Wombat

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These burrowing marsupials are solitary and nocturnal — that is why it is almost impossible to see one in the wild. Despite their thick body and stubby legs, wombats can run up to 40km/h. These one-metre-long creatures belong to the order Diprotodontia and eat grasses and roots. Wombat Day is the 22nd of October. Image: Wildlife Sydney.

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