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The Common Wombat is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
Common Wombat has short bobbed gray hair that gets slightly lighter at the ends. It has a dark oval spot in the middle. She has blue irides with highlights, indicating her species is not extinct. Unlike other Friends, she has slightly tanned skin. She has a furred collar with a blue ribbon, a white shirt, a grayish-blue apron with blue ruffles, gray gloves that fade into white, a gray skirt that slightly fades into blue at the end, stockings of the same color scheme as her gloves, and black flats with black ribbons. Like all other Friends, she has traits of the animal species she once belonged to alongside her human body. In her case, those are the ears and tail of a common wombat.
In Real Life
Common Wombats are a species of marsupials that can be found in south-eastern Australia. This animal can grow to be 1 m in length, and averaging 27 kg in weight. This fairly large mammal has a bear-like body, rounded head and ears, short legs, a stubby tail and small dark eyes. Their thick coat of fur variates between sandy brown, gray and black color, whereas in some cases their true color can be hidden because of the dirt or clay they have been digging.
Common Wombats live in forested areas and heathland, taking refuge in burrows that they dig with their strong claws. Living mainly a solitary life where only one individual occupies any one burrow, maintaining their territory with scent-marking, vocalizations and aggressive displays. Equipped with a pair of incisors that never stop growing, those highly capable grazers leave their burrows at night to feed on roots, grasses and bark, and can stay outside of their burrows for many hours in search for food.
Common Wombats breed through the year, and a single young is born, crawling into the pouches of the female and remaining there for about 6 months. The young wombat will stay next to their mother until it is 17 months old, reaching sexual maturity at about 2 years.
- Although a solitary species, their home ranges tend to overlap, resulting in multiple wombats using the same burrow.
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- "Common Wombat". Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. Accessed November 03, 2017 at http://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/wildlife-management/fauna-of-tasmania/mammals/possums-kangaroos-and-wombats/wombat