Wombats are biting butts when they’re ready to make love.
That’s what researchers from Australia’s University of Queensland have found in a study, published in the journal Reproduction, Fertility and Development, looking at behavioural indicators of the southern hairy-nosed wombat when breeding.
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Southern-hairy nosed wombats don’t breed well under captivity, and they are a species which is currently under threat.
Researchers observed the wombats using infrared cameras, as the marsupials are predominantly nocturnal. There they found the female pacing around, possibly related to its desire to find a suitable mate. Read more…