|Date Added: April 15, 2009|
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Description: This next tutorial was drawn a long while ago when I was still in my practicing stages. I found it while I was cleaning out my old drawing sketchings on my computer and thought “hey, why didn’t I ever put this little guy up?” Well today is the day that I am going to teach you "how to draw a koala", step by step. Now there is so much information on Koala bears and all the information is really fun to read. Not only do you learn some interesting facts about the koala bear, you also understand the way they like to live and how they are around people when they are handled while being captive. More and more koala bears are being raised and brought up by officials and activist that have their best interest in mind. The reason why koalas are in captivity is because they are officially an endangered species. Koalas live in the eucalypt forest of the East and South East parts of Australia. In order to survive in their habitats they need to be surrounded by other koala bears and a bunch of eucalyptus trees that they live in and feed from. They don’t skimp either when they feed from their favorite trees. They not only eat the leaves and sticks, Koala bears also eat the trees bark as well. Did you know that koala bears eat mistletoe too? It’s true, koala bears also like to consume mistletoe and other plant life in their surrounding living area. The population count of this official Australian animal is only one hundred thousand. They are soft with their wool like fur that is gray in color mixed with some white. They only grow to be two feet tall and only weigh about thirty pounds. Koalas like the kangaroo, have babies called joeys. In the wild they can live to be seventeen years old but that number is cut short for a majority of koalas because many of them are killed from car accidents and dog attacks. Even though these fuzzy wuzzys originated in Australia, they can now be found in places like Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia. This two foot bear only breed once a year and spends sixteen hours a day sleeping, essentially making them nocturnal animals. All in all these tree bears are very cute and are currently being protected by the Australian national laws. I hope you guys will have fun learning how to draw a koala bear step by step.