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The Elusive Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

By the 1980s there were as few as 40 individual northern hairy-nosed wombats.

By the 1980s there were as few as 40 individual northern hairy-nosed wombats. Credit: Alan Horsup

By Lauren White & Jeremy Austin

Creative sampling and DNA techniques have allowed scientists to keep track of one of Australia’s most endangered and elusive marsupials.

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