Trivia question for Jul-30-2011
Olivia loves these guys because they are cute and cuddly and because she learned that they also burrow to make themselves a home, similar to the Gopher Tortoise we have here in America. In their home range, these guys are sometimes kept as pets – despite their tendency to dig right under walls and even break down doors.
These guys are a solitary, territorial species, with each one having an established range in which it lives and feeds. In this area, they dig a tunnel system, with tunnels ranging anywhere from 2 to 20 meters in length, along with many side-tunnels. There is usually only one entrance to the burrow, although they may create a smaller one to escape with. Often nocturnal, they usually do not come out during the day in cooler weather, such as in early morning or late afternoon.
So here are Olivia’s questions: Tell us what this cute mammal is and tell us something that is unique about this marsupial that is not common with others? Also, today this critter is protected by local laws in every state within its range except one. Tell us which state these animals is not protected in and why?
Good Luck 😉
Congratulations to Erick Rogers from San Diego CA for being the first with the correct answers to our trivia. The cute little critter we featured is the Common Wombat. The common wombat also known as the coarse-haired wombat or bare-nosed wombat, is a marsupial, one of three species of wombats and the only one in the genus Vombatus. The common wombat grows to an average of 39 in long and a weight of 57 lb.
Wombats are unique among marsupials because they have teeth that grow constantly. The Wombat is protected in all states in Australia except Victoria were they are regarded as vermin because it makes holes in fences that keep rabbits off agricultural land. Here is more on these critters. Common Wombat
Thanks for playing along 😉