Mammals
Mammal Gallery
Playtime-Red pandas.
Pastel - drawing on colourfix paper, 42x61cm
Two gorgeous Red pandas take time out for one of their frequent games in the cool leafy forests of Western China. Once common along the entire Himalayan mountain chain these lovely and inoffensive little guys have been terribly hunted to the point of extermination in many areas simply because of man's greed for their fur. While I dont suppose I can blame the people who struggle to find their next meal in some impoverished areas of the Panda's habitat I do blame those rich people who buy the furs for fashion and have no care to the ultimate fate of these very special creatures. Nobody who has seen a wild Red panda will ever forget the experience as its coat flashes like a flame among the shadowy forest....giving rise to its common Chinese name of Firefox.
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