• Nome científico: Vombatus ursinus
• Classe: Mammal
• Hábitos alimentares: Herbivore
• Status de conservação: Least concern

Informações gerais:

Wombats são noturnos, passando até 16 horas por dia na toca. A maior parte deste tempo é gasto descansando para economizar água e energia, apesar de algum tempo ser gasto na manutenção da toca. Os wombats costumam ser solitários, mas ocasionalmente podem ser encontrados compartilhando a mesma toca.


30 years.


This is a folivorous species, in which it feeds mainly on leaves, but also on bushes, barks, fungi and roots. At the São Paulo Aquarium, they mainly consume leaves, vegetables and cereals.


119 centimeters.


36,5 kilos.

Distribuição geográfica:

Southeast Australia.


The main causes of mortality in wild wombats occur due to human action, including deaths on the roads, attacks by dogs and attacks by farmers who consider them pests.


They inhabit temperate areas, such as open forests and shrubland.


There is not a very well-defined reproductive period, but most births occur in the summer. Usually females have only one puppy every two years. Like kangaroos, after a short period of gestation a small baby is born that is not yet fully developed. This puppy goes to a pouch located on its mothers belly, where it remains for approximately 6 months. Because they are digging animals, the females have the opening of the pouch downwards, in order to prevent the entry of dirt and debris.

Localização no Aquário de São Paulo:

Australian Sector