Pulsar Pangolin (constellation Manis)
"Pulsar Pangolin" (constellation Manis) 24"x 30" acrylic on canvas in Maple floater frame.
The naturalist John Hill was fascinated with the pangolin and created Manis in 1754 in his book, "Urania". He wrote, "the creature is one of the most singular in the world. It is preserved in some of the most curious museums, and has been mentioned by some of the late writers under the name of the scaly lizard, but it is not at all of the lizard kind, although it, in some degree, resemble them in figure."
10% of the sale of this painting will be donated to Wild & Free, an organization that supports wildlife rescue facilities for the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of pangolins from the illegal wildlife trade. I support them in their mission to protect and save these innocent creatures. If you'd like to learn more about the pangolin's plight and donate, visit Wild and Free. From their website:
Most people have never heard about Pangolins yet they are the most trafficked mammal in the world. We do not know their populations but it is estimated that 10,000 pangolins are trafficked illegally each year. If you assume only 10% to 20% of the actual trade is reported by the news media, the true number trafficked over a two-year period was 116,990 to 233,980, according to Annamiticus, an advocacy group. We must all join effort to help those saving them! Please donate generously to keep these incredible and innocent animals on our planet.