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What is a Wombat?

Wombats live in Australia.  They look like small fat bears.

A wombat has a nose like a pig, a very short tail, and a big bottom.

Wombats are in the same family as kangaroos and koalas. A baby wombat is called a joey. When a joey is born, it crawls into its mother's special pouch. Unlike a kangaroo's pouch, a wombat's pouch opens facing in. This way, when the mother digs, no dirt gets in the pouch.

Their rounded bodies and strong feet make wombats great diggers. They dig long tunnels and stay in them during the day. At night they come out to eat grass, roots, and tree bark.

Wombats wiggle when they walk.  They look very cute.  But if they are in danger, they can run very fast and be very, very mean.


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Where do wombats live?
Australia
China
Hawaii
Australia What do wombats eat?
grains
fish
grass
grass Wombats are in the same family as kangaroos.
True
False
It doesn't say.
True When do wombats look for food?
during the day
when it rains
at night
at night When do wombats stay in tunnels?
during the day
when it rains
at night
during the day A wombat has a nose like a
bear
kangaroo
pig
pig A baby wombat is called a
cub
joey
pup
joey Why does a mother wombat's pouch face inwards?
to protect the joey from dirt
so the joey doesn't get wet
to make it easier to feed the joey
to protect the joey from dirt

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