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burrowing herbivorous Australian marsupials about the size of a badger

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The Wombat Foundation, which is committed to saving the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat from the brink of extinction, said that fences have been constructed around Epping Forest to project the few remaining wombats from predators, bushfires and human encroachment.
The red kangaroo receives a low allocation of funds in both Survey I and Survey II in comparison with the northern hairy-nosed wombat (see Figures 3 and 6).
In this period a number of new wombats had arrived at the Regent's Park Zoo: a rare, hairy-nosed wombat on 24 July 1862, and two common wombats despatched from the Melbourne Zoo on 18 March 1863.
SCIENTISTS have set up a love unit to try to get the endangered northern hairy-nosed wombat to breed.
Of course Australia is best known for its marsupial mammals: several species of kangaroo and their smaller cousins, the wallabies; the sweet-faced rural-and urban-dwelling ring-tailed possum; and the chubby hairy-nosed wombat.
Even their names are odd: the golden-rumped elephant shrew, the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, the northern hairy-nosed wombat.
Walker is studying the southern hairy-nosed wombat.