Wombats are one of Australia's distinctive creatures found in a number of
different habitats in south-eastern Australia and Tasmania.
Wombats are known
for digging extensive burrow systems with their front teeth and powerful claws,
often causing grief to farmers. A distinctive adaptation of wombats is their
backwards pouch, meaning that when they dig, they do not get dirt in their
pouch, especially if they are carrying their young.
If you planning a holidaying in Tasmania, a great place for those travelling
with children is the Tasmanian Trowunna Wildlife Park in
Mole Creek. This privately owned 65 acres of serene sanctuary is a wildlife
park that has changed very little over the years, centrally set amongst varying
environments, a crossroad for wildlife travelling between alpine, forested and
The primary philosophy of Trowunna Wildlife Park is wildlife
conservation and education. It is a place that puts a smile on your face, as you
see some of our native wildlife, in addition to the koalas, which they have been
breeding for over 20 years as part of a disease free population. The park is
also home to the world's largest heritage population of endangered Tasmanian
The cute looking wombats in the photos are youngsters, which is why we were
permitted to pick them up. They also being accustom to human touch. Adult
wombats can weigh up to 35 kg.