Limited edition giclée print of 'The Orangutan' printed on 308gsm cotton rag fine art paper. Archival quality and acid free. Each print will be numbered and hand-signed and will include a certificate of authenticity.
Mounted Print: £35
Framed Print (Available in black, white or grey) - £50
Print size: 21x21cm
Mount size: 30x30cm
Print run of 250
20% of the profits from every print sold will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund.
For the whole of June I am challenging myself to draw as many endangered animals as possible in the hopes of raising both awareness and funding for the incredible World Wildlife Fund (WWF) who are the leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species.
What an extraordinary creature the orangutan is. It’s one of the most human-like of all wild animals – although of course with extra-long arms and more ginger hair.
A century ago, orangutans lived in forests all across south-east Asia – from southern China to the Indonesian island of Java. Today they’re only found on two islands: Sumatra and Borneo. As the orangutans’ forests have disappeared, so have their numbers – cut by around half in just the last 60 years.
Orangutans are known as gardeners of the forest, because they help spread seeds around. You know how it works – they eat fruit from the trees, the seeds come out the other end, the forest spreads. Especially the larger seeds that don’t get spread by smaller animals. Without that seed distribution, the forests would be drastically different, and that would have impacts on all the people and animals that live in or use those forests. The people of Borneo and Sumatra depend on the orang-utan’s forest for food, water, income and environmental protection.
Visit WWF for more info and to see how they are helping to protect our uniquely wonderful orangutans and also what you can do to help!
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