Why did the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombats become endangered?



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    The Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat is endangered mostly because of lack of food.  The overgrazing of sheep and cattle, plus the competition from other herbivores has left these little guys without much to eat.  Also, the introduction of invasive grasses has almost completely wiped out the native grass as a food source.  Dingo predation is also a problem.

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    The IUCN lists the Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat as critically endangered, and has been since 1996 (though it was listed as endangered as early as 1982). Itwas most recently assessed in 2008. The primary threats to this creature are habitat degredation, and the fact that its small colony size is susceptible to catastrophes such as wildfires, diseases or drought. Introduced, invasive plant species are overtaking its natural habitat, and both natural and introduced predators outnumber it.

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