Tuesday, November 9, 2010

"A" is for African Hunting Dog

This is another drawing I did for my The ABCs of Animals Book... book. I was looking through many of the pencil drawings I have done so far for this book, and I have realized that many of these animals are listed as "Endangered Species". All the interesting animals are the endangered ones (humanity fail).

I'll be posting more from The ABCs of Animals Book book soon. Also, I have some sketches I've been doing while sitting at the mall, riding the TTC, and watching squirrels in High Park with Nadine. When I get those together and organized I'll post them soon.

In the meantime, keep in mind that there were once approximately 500,000 African Hunting Dogs (a.k.a. African Wild Dog, African Painted Dog, Painted Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Ornate Wolf, Painted Wold, and Mbwa Mwitu) spread over 39 countries, and that packs of 100 or more were not uncommon. Now there are estimated to be only 3,000 to 5,000 in less than 25 countries. #depressing



francy said...

3 thoughts:

1. Love it. I can't wait for this book to become a reality.

2. I remember a certain story called "Endangered Species" that was #prettyawesome

3. You're convincing when you write about this kind of stuff. Better than any WWF commercial. Just sayin'. If I had any money to spare, I'd wanna help these puppies out!

I love you!

Eve said...


mike said...

are you saying nadine is squirrly? :-)

Beth said...

i like your drawings and i like the eco-spin. keep posting! (also, i think it would be great to coordinate a zoo trip with me and the little guy. then you can doodle a little dude with the animals and it won't seem CREEPY.)