Introducing Koala Week!
Updated: Feb 29
This last week of February we decided to come together and celebrate koalas! Although these cuddly animals are not considered to be an endangered species, their habitat is under threat! Almost 80% of their habitat has been lost to construction, drought, and bush fires.
Koalas are found in the eucalyptus forests of Australia. They have grey fur and clawed feet, which are perfect for climbing trees! Although some people may call them 'koala bears,' they are actually not bears at all. These cuddly animals are considered marsupials, most of which have pouches where they carry around their newborns while they develop.
Koalas spend most of their day eating from the eucalyptus tree leaves in which they live in. They can consume anywhere from 600 to 800 grams of eucalyptus per day! Koalas are also known to sleep for up to 20 hours a day, meaning that they are only awake for about four hours each day!
We are focusing on helping our young artists learn about koalas and how important it is to celebrate nature and capture it forever in a painting!