Le Royaume de Ganesha
This marsupial is the largest mammal in the world that digs burrows: it is on average 1 m long and weighs more than 25 kg. There are three subspecies of them: the one presented here, in Pairi Daiza, is endemic to the island of Tasmania, to the south of Australia.
With its thick fur, varying from light brown to black, the Common Wombat resembles a bear cub, with little black eyes, little ears and a big nose.
This is a herbivore which eats only grass, roots, fruit and bark. It lives on moors and shrublands where it can dig, thanks to its powerful claws, very large burrows: up to 20 metres long! It usually spends most of the day in it, and comes out at night in order to feed.
As with other marsupials, the baby is born after a month of gestation and finishes its growth in its mother’s pouch. After six months, it starts to discover the world but still remains close to its mother for eighteen months.
The species is not in danger although subject to certain dangers: poisoning, road accidents, predation by dogs and raptors…
In Pairi Daiza, you can observe 3 wombats:
The Wombat in image
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Pool of the Holy Elephants
Exploration of the Kingdom of Ganesha starts here and we will return to the central stairway later on. More info
Animals of Ganesha
White tailed Porcupine, Papuan Hornbill, Bali Starling, rice bird and macaques. More info
Music and dances from Bali, prayers, sacrifices, processions... This unique spectacle will play out on 6May right on front of visitors to PairiDaiza More info
Since the start of the 2017 season, Pairi Daiza has had six magnificent orang-utans ... More info
The Celebes crested macaque
The Celebes crested macaque is an extremely rare monkey, in a critical state, which lives only on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (Celebes). More info