A small, stubby marsupial endemic to Australia, wombats are an evolutionary mystery! ItÕs believed that wombats diverged from other Australian marsupials up to 40 million years ago, although some researchers believe the same divergence happened only 20 million years ago.
Scientific Name:Family Vombatidae
Characteristics: Hand painted with life-like detail, this model is exceptional as a toy for play, as a teaching aid, or as a piece of dŽcor for your desk or nightstand. Wombats are nocturnal, so donÕt expect too much activity from this pudgy pal during the day!
Size and Color:Almost all wombats have similar physical features, including a silvery brown coat. 2.5 inches tall and 2.5 inches long, both dimensions of this figurine are roughly the same as the length of a credit card.
The Wombat is part of the Wild Safari¨ Wildlife collection
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Like other marsupials, wombats have pouches in which they carry their young. However, this pouch is located on the back of the wombat, allowing them to protect their offspring while they dig burrows. Similar to groundhogs and moles, wombats spend most of their time in underground dens, and only venture out to feed. Because they are nocturnal ground dwellers, they are rarely seen by humans.
Recommended Age: 3+
Size in cm: 6.25 L x 2 W x 3.75 H