Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

If you are interested in the conservation of this species, here's where to start!

Burrowing from the brink - the story of the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Understand the plight faced by so many of our arid zone species that are under immense pressures threatening their habitats.




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Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat

Lasiorhinus krefftii

If protecting our native species is to truly succeed, we must celebrate and support the people and communities behind their conservation. Nowhere is this more evident than for one of Queensland’s most enduring and inspirational conservation projects. For over 50 years, the struggle to save one of our largest and rarest marsupials has largely gone unnoticed. Until now. With strong digging paws, a backward-facing pouch, and a life spent mostly underground, this secretive but powerful mammal still has much to teach us. This is the story of the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat.

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