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The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat, or Yaminon, is one of the world’s rarest large mammals and is considered to be critically endangered.
Wombats are marsupials, which means they carry their young in a pouch. They dig burrows and eat grass. The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat is the largest of the 3 species of wombat.
Only around 200 Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats are alive today. They live in two small locations in Queensland Australia. All the animals in this species are wild – there are none in captivity.