Wombat


• 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.

Longevidade:

30 years.

Dieta:

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.

Tamanho:

119 centimeters.

Peso:

36,5 kilos.

Distribuição geográfica:

Southeast Australia.


Conservação:

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.

Habitat:

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

Reprodução:

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