Back foot of a Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat by Richard Morden


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Back foot of a Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat by 

Block ink on kitakata paper
Scanned artist’s proof

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.

You can find out lots more about this mysterious species of wombat here


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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Great rendering of Hairy’s extremity. It really makes an attractive, eye-catching design, & it appears to be saying ‘Hi!’, if not ‘Live long & prosper….’ Furthermore, good for you for bringing attention to this fascinating creature, which brings me back to ‘Live long & prosper, Oh Hairy-nosed One!’ I will be celebrating on 11 May.

  • Richard Morden
    Richard Mordenover 1 year ago

    A Vulcan greeting from a wombat – hadn’t occurred to me, but now that you mention it I can see it.
    Indeed, may the wombats LLAP.
    R :)

  • WoolleyWorld
    WoolleyWorldover 1 year ago

    Superb design!

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