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.