Wombats have wide, strong feet with large claws that make them masters at digging. They dig burrows and create impressive tunnels underground that lead to sleeping chambers. They dig with great energy and enthusiasm, moving up to three feet of dirt in a single night. The burrow usually has one entrance but then branches out into several tunnels that can reach up to 650 feet in length.
Wombats are grazers. They use their rodent-like teeth and strong jaws to grip and tear food such as grasses, roots, shoots, tubers, and even tree bark. A special stomach gland helps wombats easily digest the tough food. Wombats don't need much water, getting most of their needed moisture from the plants they eat. They are often seen grazing at night, when their coloration helps them blend in, but they may also feed during the day if it’s cool and cloudy.