The northern hairy nosed wombat
The northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) is one of three extant species of wombats. It is one of the rarest land mammals in the world and is critically. Reintroduction and recovery plans are allowing the northern hairy-nosed wombat to dig its way back from near extinction. About. Only a single colony of northern hairy-nosed wombat remains, guarded by a dingo proof fence in Queensland, Australia. Nocturnal and mostly solitary. The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat Physical Description. Firstly, a mature Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat occasionally reaches a length of 39 in (1 m) and weighs up to 77 pounds (35 kg). Although it does display sexual dimorphism, unlike most mammals the female of this species usually grows slightly larger than the labottesexy.com: Todd Sain Sr. The largest of wombat species, the northern hairy-nosed wombat can grow up to a metre long and weigh 40kg. The northern hairy-nosed wombat has longer, more pointed ears than the common wombat, and also has a wider muzzle and softer fur. Despite its cumbersome appearance, the species can reach an impressive speed of 40km/h over a short distance. The word 'wombat' derives from the language of Darug people, aborigines of Sydney area (Australia). Northern hairy-nosed wombat is the largest member of the wombat family. Slow and clumsy at first glance, this animal, however, is capable of running as fast as 25 miles per hour for about minutes.