“Wait for me!” A Common Wombat youngster scrambles to keep up with his parent on Maria Island, off Tasmania’s East Coast, thanks to @mariaislandwalk.

“Wait for me!” A Common Wombat youngster scrambles to keep up with his parent on Maria Island, off Tasmania’s East Coast, thanks to @mariaislandwalk.

At 38kg (84 lbs), the well-fed marsupial is the largest common wombat on earth. | The World's Oldest Wombat Is A 29-Year-Old Virgin, And He Doesn't Care

The World's Oldest Wombat Is A 29-Year-Old Virgin, And He Doesn't Care

At 38kg (84 lbs), the well-fed marsupial is the largest common wombat on earth. | The World's Oldest Wombat Is A 29-Year-Old Virgin, And He Doesn't Care

Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia and are approximately 40 in. in length, with short, stubby tails. All are members of the family Vombatidae. They are  found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia Vombatus ursinus -Maria Island National Park.jpg

Wombats are short-legged, muscular quadrupedal marsupials that are native to Australia and are approximately 40 in. in length, with short, stubby tails. All are members of the family Vombatidae. They are found in forested, mountainous, and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia Vombatus ursinus -Maria Island National Park.jpg

Common wombat or coarse-haired wombat or bare-nosed wombat      ...

Common wombat or coarse-haired wombat or bare-nosed wombat ...

At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world's oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). This is his story.   Photograph by Ballarat Wildlife P...

At 84 pounds (38 kg) and 29 years of age, Patrick is the world's oldest and largest known living common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus). This is his story. Photograph by Ballarat Wildlife P...

Nacktnasenwombat "Tinsel" (2) is certainly crowd favorite in Duisburg Zoo

Neue Nacktnasenwombats im Duisburger Zoo

Nacktnasenwombat "Tinsel" (2) is certainly crowd favorite in Duisburg Zoo

Common Wombats are a stand-out feature of the wildlife parks around Tasmania.  Article and photos by Carol Haberle for www.think-tasmania.com

Common Wombats are a stand-out feature of the wildlife parks around Tasmania. Article and photos by Carol Haberle for www.think-tasmania.com

Common wombat foraging in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia (© Stormfront Films/Mammoth HD)

Common wombat foraging in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia (© Stormfront Films/Mammoth HD)

1292074.  Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) with baby in pouch, Australia

1292074. Common Wombat (Vombatus ursinus) with baby in pouch, Australia

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