What animal has the closest genetic relationship to koalas, poops in buckets, and uses its butt to defend itself? That’s right. It’s a wombat. They have a gentle and gentle appearance and disposition, but when provoked, they can unleash a devastating attack using their rodent-like teeth, which never stop growing.
They weigh around 20 to 35 kilos and, despite their tiny legs, they are huge and robust creatures. At Ballarat Wildlife Park, Patrick the Bare-nosed Wombat holds the record for the largest wombat, now 31 years old. In terms of weight, it weighed in at 83 pounds, about the weight of four koalas put together.