Today is Hairy-Nosed Day, and we have cause for celebration! One of #Queensland’s most endangered mammals – the northern hairy-nosed wombat has reached a population milestone, now exceeding more than 300!
Whenthe species was first surveyed, in the early 1980s, there were just 35 wombats, found in only one location in the world – here, in Queensland.
Since then, the Queensland Government, with the support of many, including Glencore, The Wombat Foundation , landowners and volunteers, have undertaken recovery actions to bring the species back from the brink.
There are now an estimated 315 wombats, living in two locations but we are working to identify wombat habitat to establish more populations!