Galápagos Penguin | Original Painting

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Painted on January 21st 2020 as part of the #sanctuaryjanuary Daily Art Challenge

Size:
66x100mm

Medium/material:
Acrylic and fine liner on an old vintage playing card
Varnished with Matte Acrylic Varnish for protection 

Signed Certificate of Authentication Card provided

 

Animal Facts:
  1. Class: Aves
    Family: Spheniscidae
  2. endemic to the Galápagos Islands, it’s the only penguin north of the equator
  3. the estimated population is 2,000
  4. ‘The main threat facing this unique penguin is the increasing frequency of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events, perhaps due to climate change. These events reduce food availability and lead to low reproduction or starvation of colonies. Other threats to the Galápagos Penguin include accidental drowning in fisheries; oil spills; predation by introduced cats; and avian malaria, which is carried by mosquitoes brought to the Galápagos by humans in the 1980s.’ Information found at abcbirds.org

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