Vombatus ursinus

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Vombatus ursinus

see wombat.
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Large native mammal species such as macropods, Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus and Koala Phascolarctos cinereus were recorded mostly in Berwick parklands.
Patrick, who turned 29 on 25 August, was named the "3rd best city mascot" by US news and entertainment giant CNN in July, and is the oldest and largest Common Wombat known in captivity.
Melbourne, July 4 (ANI): Paleontologists have revealed that they have unearthed the remains of a giant prehistoric marsupial, which may have looked like a large three tonne, hippopotamus-sized version of the common wombat.
The Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus is conventionally regarded as a solitary animal.
Common species such as Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus, Black Wallaby Wallabia bicolor, Common Brushtail Possum Trichosurus vulpecula, Common Ringtail Possum Pseudocheirus peregrinus and Common Wombat Vombatus ursinus are regularly seen.
Only about 70 are left in the wild, but scientists are looking at the possibility of using common wombats to help create cloned versions of the rare species.
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.
Common wombats can dig burrows up to 100 feet (30 m) long.