Okapi | Original Painting

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Painted on January 24th 2020 as part of the #sanctuaryjanuary Daily Art Challenge


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

Signed Certificate of Authentication provided


Animal Facts:
  1. Class: Mammalia
    Family: Giraffidae
  2. Native to the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Central Africa
  3. Current Population total is around 25,000
  4. ‘Major threats to okapi include habitat loss due to logging and human settlement. Hunting for meat and skin are also diminishing the population rapidly. In June 2012, a gang of poachers attacked the headquarters of the Okapi Wildlife Reserve, they killed all 14 okapi at their breeding center.’ (Information from Wikipedia)

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