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A lone male Jack's giant wombat looking for his mate.

Diprotodon-size

Jack's giant wombat (Diprotodon Opatum) size comparison with a human.

The Jack's Giant Wombat is an animal that evolved from a prehistoric Diprotodon that survived and remained mostly unchanged. It inhabits woodlands and grasslands of Eastern, Southeastern, Southern, Central, Southwestern, and Western Australia. It is a herbivore, feeding on nothing but leaves, berries, shrubs, and grass. It is the largest marsupial on earth, about the size of a small car. It is now also tolerating human activities and adapting to all kinds of human settlements.
Jack's Giant Wombat
  • Domain: Eukarya
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Subphylum: Vertebrata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Infraclass: Marsupialia
  • Order: Diprotodontia
  • Family: Diprotodontidae
  • Genus: Diprotodon
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