Status: Critically Endangered
Scientific Name: Lasiorhinus krefftii
Numbers Remaining: 115-130
Size: 30kg – 40kg
Average Life Length: 20 years
Previously, the main threat to the northern hairy-nosed wombat was food shortage due to overgrazing by livestock. The effects of drought and predation by dingoes may also have contributed to the species’ demise. In response to the death of ten wombats to dingoes in 2000 and 2001, a dingo-proof fence has since been constructed around the wombats’ habitat in Epping National Park.