The Twelve Days of Endangered Animals Challenge – Day 9

On the 9th day
of Christmas

My true love sent to me
9 wombats working,

In Australia the 11 th of May is Wombat Day and one thing you can do to support then endangered wombat is to make Hairy-Nosed truffles. Since it is almost Christmas, why not make your own truffles to spotlight an endangered species.  Invent a suitable name for your truffles and spread both the delicious sweets as well awareness about the endangered animals around. There are lots of animals with interesting noses. . .

Here is a link to a recipe for the Hairy-Nosed Truffles.


Photo: Common wombat JJ Harrison

Wombats are marsupial, or pouched animal, that live in Australia and on a couple of islands nearby. They give birth to tiny, undeveloped young that crawl into pouches on their mothers’ bellies. The baby wombat spends months in the mother’s pouch,

Wombats have claws that are perfect for digging and they live in burrows. You can often find intricate tunnel-chamber complexes that have been dug by wombats. The Northern hairy-nosed wombats are now critically endangered, while the Southern hairy-nosed wombat and the  Bare-nosed wombat, also known as the common wombat are vulnerable species.

Several wombat species have special Aboriginal names, like the Northern hairy-nosed wombat, which is called Yaminon and he Bare-nosed wombat, which have several different names like Goolung and Wumbat. The Northern hairy-nosed wombat is sometimes called Moonie river wombat. Wonderful inspiration for names for truffles or other Christmas sweets.

Happy think diving and truffle making!









2 Replies to “The Twelve Days of Endangered Animals Challenge – Day 9”

    1. Hi Linda,
      Glad to hear that you like the idea for today’s challenge.
      You are absolutely right it is a common wobat on the photo, I have added the name and also fixed the link, which was broken.


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