Wow, Is That A Lot O’ Pandas, Or What?

It really isn’t.

Artist Paulo Grangeon worked with the World Wildlife Fund and others to create 1,600 papier-mâché Pandas to raise global awareness..

..about the continuing plight of these wonderful blorps.

Each one of these..

…represents a single member of the species that is still alive in the wild today.

Pretty serious when U think on it.

My Modern Met. More photos here, too.



  1. dgerish says:

    Gorgeous exhibit, and gorgeous photos.

  2. Sharon Wilson says:

    And there’s moon bears, too! 🙂

  3. The panda bear was never meant
    To flourish on this continent.
    At best it can digest a few
    Green shoots of succulent bamboo.
    Its young are born so very small
    It ought to be marsupial.
    The animal so plainly jinxed
    Should properly have been extinct,
    Yet no fund-raising propaganda
    Works half as well as “SAVE THE PANDA. ”
    Why? Because we can’t resist
    This furry, fat contortionist
    Whose two heart-melting blackened eyes
    Could win the Nobel cuteness prize.
    The moral is, if you’ve cause
    For which you need the world’s applause
    And pots of cash, or all is lost,
    Be cute. Be cute at ANY cost.
    -Gail White

  4. Is the 2nd photo from the top supposed to be “Terra Cotta Pandas”?