Pangolin

$ 650.00

 

Currency conversion from USD to:

11,881.81 ZAR | 511.06 GBP | 600.47 EUR

 

 

Medium: Oil and Gold Leaf on Canvas

Size: 30cm by 30cm

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Pangolin

By Marc Alexander from his ‘In The Balance‘ series. Pangolin, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 30cm by 30cm, (2019).

Pangolins are threatened by poaching (for their meat and scales, which are used in Chinese traditional medicine for a variety of ailments including excessive anxiety and hysterical crying in children, women thought to be possessed by devils and ogres, malarial fever, and deafness) and heavy deforestation of their natural habitats, and are the most trafficked mammals in the world. As of January 2020, of the eight species of pangolin, three (Manis culionensis, M. pentadactyla and M. javanica) are listed as critically endangered, three (Phataginus tricuspis, Manis crassicaudata and Smutsia gigantea) are listed as endangered and two (Phataginus tetradactyla and Smutsia temminckii) are listed as vulnerable on the Red List of Threatened Species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

 

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