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Wombats are cute furry creatures from Australia. There are not nearly enough web pages about them, and this page seeks to help fill this obvious shortfall.

Wombats belong to the marsupial order of species from Australia. The other marsupials include the koala, kangaroo, wallaby, bandicoot, bilby, nabarlek, quokka, quoll, tasmanian devil, tasmanian tiger and ringtail possum. There is also one species of marsupial found in North America, the Opossum.

For a concise summary of information about the the three species of the wombat family, and details of their lifestyle and life cycle, see the Wombat Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) answers.

The northern hairy-nosed wombat is a severely endangered species in immediate danger of extinction, and the other types are at risk too. Wombats are really much nicer creatures than koalas (too irritable when not drugged up on eucalyptus) and kangaroos (too stupid, and too tiring to watch). Why isn't anyone doing more to save the wombat?

This page has existed at this URL since September 1995, when the main way to find content on the WWW was through curated lists of links on pages like this one - Google didn't start until 1998.

Wombat links

Wombat welfare

Pictures of wombats


Not Really Wombats At All

WOMBAT has also often been used as an acronym; in project management it means "Waste Of Money, Brains And Time". It has also been used to stand for the "Wavelength Oriented Microwave Background Analysis Team" at Berkeley and the "WOMen of Beauty And Temptation" mailing list.

This page last updated: 29-Jul-2013
Author: Jon Harley
My thanks to everyone who has sent me wombat links. If you find any other good wombat websites, please let me know by emailing me, jon@serf.org

My latest website is SpiffyMap, a start-up company making spiffy web maps.