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Consider The Wombat

Katharine Rundell | LRB | 4th October 2018

A wombat, though barely two feet tall, can outrun Usain Bolt, fell a grown man, and crush a predator with its hard bottom. Bounty hunters and over-grazing in Australia brought the northern hairy-nosed wombat close to extinction by 1982, when a census found just 30 survivors. Last year the popu…

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