The northern hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus krefftii is one of three extant species of wombats. It is one of the rarest land mammals in the world and is critically endangered. Its historical range extended across New South Wales , Victoria , and Queensland as recently as years ago, but it is now restricted to one place, a 3-km 2 range within the km 2 Epping Forest National Park in Queensland. In , the total population consisted of individuals, including only around 30 breeding females. George in southern Queensland.
Recovery plan for the northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii) 2004-2008
NORTHERN HAIRY-NOSED WOMBAT | Wildlife Preservation Society Queensland
Sign the petition: Stop the Harvesting of Crocodile Eggs. Steve Irwin and the Australia Zoo team love wombats. It's as simple as that. Why else would you build a one-acre enclosure with large air-conditioned dens and then put just three Common Wombats in it?
IUCN status Critically endangered. Wombat burrows can be up to 3. A year-round supply of native grasses also dictates where the wombat resides.
It might have already been in decline when Europeans settled, and was probably the least common of the three wombat species at that time. Since then, competition for food from introduced grazing animals, such as sheep, cattle and rabbits - particularly during droughts — has been the main reason for the species rapid decline since European arrival in Australia. The upgrade to Critically Endangered does not indicate a lack of success in ongoing conservation efforts of the species.