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Wombats! Learn About Wombats and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn!

Wombats! Learn About Wombats and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn! (50+ Photos of Wombats) - Becky Wolff

4 Stars, borrow it.

 

I know next to nothing about Wombats so I thought this would be a good one for this weeks Look and Learn.  They are pretty cute marsupials that are native to Australia. They look like a weird cross between pigs, beavers and a Koala (My description, not the books). They typically move slowly but when threatened they can run quickly. Wombats can be extremely aggressive.

 

One of the best ones in the series. Almost none of the pictures were pixilated and most were of a size you could actually view the images. This one was also very strong on facts and didn’t have any offensive images (I’ve read ones where they showed a dead animal and these books are meant for kids!)  I recommend reading this one.



Did you know?

 

Wombats dig extensive burrow systems

Wombats have a backwards pouch where they keep their young (don’t understand this, what’s a backwards pouch? No image to show what they mean)

Wombats are nocturnal

Wombats are herbivores

Wombats fur color can vary from a sandy color to brown or from gray to black

Wombats are prey of Dingos and Tasmanian Devils

Startled wombats can also charge and bowl humans over

Wombats are protected under Australian law.

In captivity, wombats rarely give birth.

Wombats can take up to 14 days to digest a meal