Wombats can be found living in Australia and on islands off of the continent's southeast coast. They live in habitats like pastures, fields, eucalyptus forests and grasslands, and they have been known to live on and cause destruction to ranch and farm land. Wombats live in burrows that they dig underneath the earth, and they may live alone or in large groups called colonies or mobs.
Wombats are pudgy marsupials with pouches for carrying their young. They can grow from 28 to 47 inches tall and weigh from 32 to 80 pounds when fully grown. Wombats are nocturnal, herbivorous creatures that eat a vegetarian diet which consists primarily of bark, grasses and roots.Learn More
Red kangaroos live in the deserts and open grasslands of Australia. They live in groups called mobs, and their population is well over a million strong as of 2014.Full Answer >
Koalas live in forested areas of Australia, where the temperature ranges between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, according to PawNation. They are sensitive to heat, so koalas occupy only Australia’s eastern and southeastern coasts and steer clear of the warmer northern regions where summer heat can reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >
Sugar gliders are native to Australia and New Guinea. They live in forested areas, and they are named for their ability to leap and glide from tree to tree. Their gliding ability is derived from a flap of skin that connects their front and back legs and acts like a parachute as they fly through the air.Full Answer >
Kangaroos are native to Australia and live in woodlands, pastures and grasslands from the Indian Ocean to western Victoria and New South Wales. The Eastern Grey Kangaroo lives in eastern Australia and Tasmania. The Antilopine Kangaroo favors the monsoonal, tropical woodlands in northern Australia.Full Answer >