Wombats are very cute, furry animals native to Australia. They are short and stout - growing up to one and a half metres long. They are almost always brown, but there are some grey, black and even sandy coloured wombats in Australia.
Living under what I believe is one of the world's coolest animal names, the wombat is a gentle, slow, patient animal that lives underground. Resembling a small bear, the wombat's placid and nocturnal lifestyle results in only a handful of people seeing one in the wild.
These lovable creatures are often in danger from new buildings and hunters. So, this World Wombat Day, please reach out and sponsor a wombat.