Sunday, 25 September 2011

Koalas


The pretty face of one of Australia's icons is very well used in any possible way. Yet the population has been nominated as national threatened, although populations vary according to areas. Dog attacks, car accidents, chlamydia and even illegal shooting... not to mention all the natural tricks and worries caused naturally by the Australian environment, make their lives hard. The Brisbane Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, http://www.koala.net/index.php , the oldest and largest (over 130 koalas) sanctuary in Australia, collaborates with Universities and the Government to research and protect koalas and to educate people to behave properly. Their motto is 'The Earth is not only for humans'.
I see koalas as beautiful even when not directly whatching us, which is pretty much most of the time.


5 comments:

  1. The Koala look like he is going to jump, a beautiful painting Matteo.

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  2. There is a special place in my heart for Koala's. Beautiful painting Matteo.
    Penny

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  3. So nice. And your respect for animals is always so welcome.

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  4. Koalas are such cute creatures.. Your drawing is beautiful! I love the whole scene..

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  5. Thank you everybody for the nice comments!

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