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...
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.