Northern hairy-nosed wombat

The northern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus krefftii), is one of three species of wombats. It is one of the rarest large mammals in the world and is critically endangered. Its historical range extended across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland as recently as 100 years ago, but it is now restricted to one place, a 3 km² range within the 32 km² Epping Forest National Park in Queensland. In 2003 the total population consisted of 113 individuals, including only around 30 breeding females.

The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is critically endangered with only 138 surviving in two wild population – Epping Forest National Park (Scientific) in central Queensland and the Richard Underwood Nature Reserve at St George in Queensland.
There are no Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats currently in captivity because wombat husbandry is not well understood and, so far, wombats have not been reliably bred in captivity.

— article a bit from wikipedia a bit from wombatfoundation.com.au —

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