About Secret Life of the Wombat
With their distinctive burrowing habits, complex mating rituals, and cube-shaped scat, wombats are unique even among Australia's many rare and extraordinary animals. Dig into the hidden world of this elusive marsupial.
Distant cousins of koalas, wombats lead a calm lives in the woods of southeast Australia. They sleep the day away in expertly dug burrows, emerging at night (backwards, in case of predators) to forage for their tough plants-and-roots diet. Take a ground-level look at the shyest of marsupials.
For wombats, the mating season is a departure from the solitary lives they tend to favor. While often slow and lumbering, they can be surprisingly energetic when it's time for courtship, including taking part in a ritualized chase! Burrow into the romantic secrets of these shy and enigmatic marsupials.