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What are baby wombats called?

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A joey.

The gestation period of a wombat is 30 days resulting in a single, bean-sized, 1 gram offspring. The joey is blind and crawls from the birth canal, following the smell of its mother's milk into the backwards facing pouch.

For the next 7-8 months, the joey is completely dependent on its mother, even for warmth since it cannot control its own body temperature.

The joey leaves the pouch permanently at about 10 months, but stays with its mother for a further 5-10 months.