The wombat is dark brown in colour, and looks similar to a baby bear. It is a large, heavy marsupial. The length of the wombat can be as long as 3ft from the tail to the nose. It stands about 14" high and can weigh as much as 55lbs. The wombat has a large head with whiskers and has short stumpy but powerful legs, with claws that are extremely sharp. A Wombat has been known to dig his burrow up to 20 meters long.