Polar Bear, CITES Conference and Andy Warhol Animal Art

Hi, it’s Chris Packwolf, nature correspondent at the Greenygrey. I just read Marc Latham’s third article in his Suite 101 polar bear weekend: Polar Bear Family and Me: Summer. It sure was a great wildlife documentary series, and can’t wait to read the fourth and final article, which reliable sources tell me is planned for tomorrow.

rhino

Protecting Endangered Species

Talking of endangered species, I saw on the BBC news this morning that a Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) conference starts this week.

The CITES conference hopes to agree global legislation to stop the mass slaughter of animals such as sharks, rhinos and elephants for unnecessary luxury items and unproved mythical medicines.

Andy Warhol Endangered Animals Art 

As I searched for an Independent article about CITES I saw an article about Andy Wolfhol’s human parallel (which is available from the above link). It reported that the Andy Warhol Foundation was selling his set of ten Endangered Animals screenprints created in 1983.

andy warhol frog

Unfortunately, there’s no wolf screenprint among the ten Andy Warhol animal artworks, but there is some greenygrey amongst our close cousins (as subtly seen above): elephant, frog, panda, eagle, tiger, butterfly, orangutan, zebra, rhinoceros and ram.

There’s only the hyena missing from the Life of Pi boat animals!

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