Pandas drawing 2006.

David Shepherd


david shepherd pandas sketch 2006
'Pandas' sketch
Signed, limited edition of 495
Overall print Size:- 12" x 16"
Published 2006
(the wrinkles on the photo are refection from the acetate wrapping)

Recent DNA analysis indicates that giant pandas are more closely related to bears and red pandas are more closely related to raccoons.
Accordingly, giant pandas are categorized in the bear family while red pandas are the only members of their family, Ailuridae.
No matter how many adorable videos you've seen of pandas, don't approach a giant panda in the wild.
They have strong grips and can deliver powerful bites that are strong enough to harm a human leg.
Giant pandas grow to between 1.2m and 1.5m, and weigh between 75kg and 135kg.
Scientists aren't sure how long pandas live in the wild, but in captivity they live to be around 30 years old.
Baby pandas are born pink and measure about 15cm - that's about the size of a pencil!
They are also born blind and only open their eyes six to eight weeks after birth.
It's thought that these magnificent mammals are solitary animals, with males and females only coming together briefly to mate.
Recent research, however, suggests that giant pandas occasionally meet outside of breeding season, and communicate with each other through scent marks and calls.

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