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The wombat is a marsupial native to Australia. Their habitat includes the forested, mountainous and heathland areas of south-eastern Australia and Tasmania. As a marsupial, the wombat differs from other mammals in having a pouch on its stomach for carrying its young. However, unlike other marsupials, the wombat has a backwards facing pouch. Wombats are burrowing animals, using their rodent-like front teeth and powerful claws to dig in the ground. Play the following videos to learn more about the wombat.