Definition of wombat
: any of several stocky burrowing Australian marsupials (genera Vombatus and Lasiorhinus of the family Vombatidae) resembling small bears
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For something entirely different, stop into the Healesville Sanctuary, which provides refuge for local wildlife – like kangaroos, dingos, wombats and the like.
At Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in Australia, visitors can help conservationists by monitoring feral animals, conducting wombat surveys and testing water quality.
Driving at night is not advised because of the risk of hitting stray emus, kangaroos, wombats or camels.
Kangaroos, wombats and giant herbivores called diprotodontids browsed on a variety of shrubby plants, including saltbush.
Marsupial lions belong to an extinct prehistoric family that is most closely related to modern koalas and wombats.
Mammoths, sabercats, giant wombats, ground sloths, deep-snouted bears, terror birds – these and other magnificent creatures all disappeared between 80,000 and 4,000 years ago.
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Origin and Etymology of wombat
Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) wambad
First Known Use: 1798See Words from the same year
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Definition of wombat for English Language Learners
: an Australian animal that looks like a small bear
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