Latest Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat Stories
It isn't often that the northern hairy-nosed wombat, the finger-sized slender loris, and the mountain pygmy possum share the spotlight. But these odd creatures are the focus of a conservation program launched Tuesday to safeguard some of the world's rarest mammals.
The southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) is a wombat that is classified within the Lasiorhinus genus, which holds only three species. It holds a range that extends from the border of New South Wales to Nullarbor Plain and prefers a habitat in semiarid areas with scrub vegetation, like grasslands and woodlands. The southern hairy-nosed wombat is a stout animal, reaching an average body length between 30.4 to 36.8 inches with a weight between 42 and 71 pounds. Its fur is...
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