Robert Bateman Hand Signed Limited Edition Giclee Canvas Print 36″ x 47″
Edition Size: 50
“The giant panda is a close relative of the bears but is not exactly the same. While it appears to be very much like all other bears, the vocalizations as well as the anatomy of the reproductive tract and data from blood protein indicate that the giant panda is distinct from all other bears.
As most people know, the giant panda is a very rare animal which lives in the mountains of China and feeds mainly on bamboo. The habitat is threatened, and the breeding potential is low. The panda is one of the most conspicuous endangered species in the world. Without considerable effort on the part of people who care, the panda would undoubtedly soon become extinct in the wild. This is why it is an appropriate symbol for World Wildlife Fund. I did this painting as part of a fund-raising effort in conjunction with Metro Toronto Zoo, World Wildlife Fund and the People’s Republic of China.” ~ Robert Bateman
(From the original painting Giant Panda – 1985 – 36″ x 48″ Acrylic on Masonite)
PLEASE NOTE – canvas is shipped rolled & unstretched.