When viewed head-on, the southern hairy-nosed wombat (Lasiorhinus latifrons) looks like a combination of a normal wombat and a pig, leading my friend to dub these creatures “pigbats.”
With even shorter legs than their close relatives, common wombats (Vombatus ursinus), the southern hairy-nosed wombat is the smallest of the three known species of wombats. They graze on grasses and sedges and are efficient at maintaining their weight even with low quality food. They are not solitary animals; as many as ten individuals may occupy a single burrow, but a dominance hierarchy exists among males and they will fight for their own territories. They primarily communicate by spreading their scent, but also grunt and call to one another when necessary.