Scientific name: family: vombatidae
Wombats are a marsupial that lives in Australia. Marsupials are animals that keep their babies in pouches. The wombat's pouch faces backwards so it doesn't fill up with dirt while the mother wombat is digging. Wombats dig large systems of burrows, both to live in and while looking for roots to eat. The closest relative of the wombat is the koala.