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The Pangolin

Lynnette Shelley

Ambler, United States

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The Pangolin
16 × 20 inches
Ink, Watercolor, Coffee and Graphite on 2-inch deep cradled Ampersand Aquabord
Varnished with Golden’s self-leveling gel (glossy)
View more of my work online at www.lynnetteshelley.com

For those of you unfamiliar with the pangolin, it’s an amazing and unique creature found in Asia and Africa. Also known as the scaly anteater, there are several varieties of the animal – including the ground pangolin, the tree pangolin, the giant pangolin and several others. Sadly, it’s extremely endangered in Asia due to poaching and habitat loss. Its meat is considered a delicacy, and in addition, it’s used in many Chinese traditional medicines and is believed to have many magical powers / charms. The pangolin can roll itself into a tight ball when threatened, where it’s armored scales (made of keratin) protect it from harm. Once rolled up, it takes considerable force to unroll it.

For more information on this fascinating animal, please click here: http://www.awf.org/content/wildlife/detail/pang...

For conservation efforts and information, click here:
http://www.savepangolins.org/what-is-a-pangolin/

Artwork Comments

  • Cindy Schnackel
  • Jennifer Ingram
  • JELProductions
  • Bunny Clarke
  • Richard Morden
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  • Lynnette Shelley
  • donna malone
  • Tammera
  • Christina Brundage
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