How to Draw a Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat.

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How to Draw a Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: The Northern hair-nosed is a member of the wombat family and to start drawing it we draw its head with its pointed ears.

Step 2: Next, we are going to draw its face. It has a large nose with oval eyes.

Step 3: Then we are going to draw the body. Don’t draw the belly yet.

Step 4: The next step is to draw the front feet. Draw one foot curved to show that it is walking forward.

Step 5: Next, draw the belly and the back feet. The belly hangs low and has thin toes.

Step 6: The last step is to draw the different body patterns. This shows its fur color.

Interesting Facts about the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat

Among the rarest large mammals in the world the Hairy-Nosed Wombat is one of only three species of wombat and is critically endangered. Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats vary from other wombat species in a number of ways with longer, more pointed ears, fur on their noses, a broader muzzle, and are slightly larger.

Did you know?

  • Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats depend heavily on their sense of smell to find food because their eye sight is poor.
  • Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats are nocturnal and live in a network of underground burrows.
  • Female Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats are slightly larger than males because of an extra layer of fat.
  • Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats are only found in 3km range Epping Forest National Park, Queensland.
  • In 2003 there were only 113 individual Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats but there 163 in 2010.

Lesson plan note: Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombats depend on their sense of smell to find food. Since humans depend so much on their eyes that can be tough to understand, bring a collection of familiar foods and cover them. Then have students cover their eyes and try to guess what the food types are.