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Wombat. There are three living species of wombat all of which reside only in Australia. They are protected under Australian law. They are the Koala's closest living relative.
Wombats are stout marsupials and can weigh up to 36 kg. They have a large, blunt head and a short neck. Their sharp claws and stubby, powerful legs make them great diggers. Wombats can live up to 27 years in captivity. It digs burrows and tunnels in the ground for shelter and to escape from danger. Despite their slow appearance they can run quite fast.