This Wombat by Hansa is made from a light greyish brown flecked plush and has a soft fabric nose with airbrushed shading to add to the charm and realism of this cute Australian marsupial. Soft and cuddly with no internal support but it can stand unaided as it is stuffed firmly enough to keep its shape.
It has an educational tag attached that gives you facts about the Wombat along with a small booklet that shows some of the other Hansa creations.
Size approx. 11"(28cm) in length and 6.5"(16cm) in height to the tips of its ears.
Ideal gift for wild animal and nature lovers, a toy for the younger ones, nursery décor or part of an adult plush collection.
Wombats are short-legged, muscular marsupials native to Australia. They are mainly nocturnal, emerging at night to feed on grasses, herbs, bark, and roots.
Wombats grow to about 40 inches long and can weigh between 44 and 77 pounds. They're unusual, even for marsupials.
Wombats walk with a waddle. Although they look pudgy and slow, wombats can run up to 25 miles per hour and maintain that speed for a minute and a half.
Wombats are built for digging. Their barrel-shaped bodies and wide, strong feet with long claws enable them to excavate extensive systems of tunnels and chambers. A wombat can move up to three feet of dirt in a single day.
Like other marsupials, wombats give birth to a tiny, underdeveloped baby that crawls into its mother's pouch to grow and develop further. But wombats' pouches have a special difference — they are positioned backwards, opening toward the mother's rear rather than her head. This allows her to dig without getting dirt in her pouch.
It takes a wombat up to 14 days to digest a meal. This slow metabolism helps them out in their hot and dry habitat.
They have teeth like rodents. Wombat incisors, like those of rodents, are continuously growing. To keep them in check, wombats gnaw on bark and tough vegetation.
Wombats defend home territories around their burrows and can become aggressive to intruders. There are reports of human injuries from wombat attacks, including puncture wounds from their claws, deep bites, and injuries from being bowled over by charging wombats.
Wombat poop is square. They mark their territories by defecating, and it's thought that the shape of their poop keeps it from rolling away. Special bones in their backsides allow them to squeeze and form their poop into cubes.