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Curious Wombat WL193973
Common Wombats (also known as bare-nosed wombats) are the largest burrowing marsupials on Earth. Early settlers referred to them as “badgers”. They visit up to four burrows daily within a home range of 5–23 ha. When home ranges overlap, burrows may be shared. They are nocturnal in summer but may be seen feeding in winter during the day. In some areas, such as this at Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, wombats have become so accustomed to humans they can be easily approached.