Have I mentioned that there are less than 4000 wild tigers left in the world? Well, it bears repeating.
The amazing thing about tigers that I recently learned is this: there are more than 4000 tigers privately owned and in captivity in the United States. And less than 400 of them are in zoos.
Seriously? Think about it. 3500 tigers being kept as pets or performers. Equal to the amount left in their native habitats, “free to be”, as we used to say in the 1960’s.
As to the art, I’ve been painting lots of big cats and decided to see what would happen if I drew them instead.
I’m still painting them…a bit stuck on tigers at the moment. Well, the library keeps letting me renew the book.
You can see more big cats and other endangered species here:https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/painting/endangered-species/