The wombats found in this area belong to the species Vombatus Ursinus –the Bare- Nosed Wombat. They are marsupials, herbivores, mostly nocturnal and they live in burrows. Adult wombat weights can vary from 25 to 40 kilos. Wombats continue to grow all their lives so the really big ones are probably quite old.
Wildcare takes in injured and orphaned wombats. Wombats that are successfully rehabilitated are returned to the wild.
The most common reasons wombats require our support are:
- car accidents
- dog attacks
- attacks from other wombats