This week the last male northern white rhino, Sudan, has passed away. Yet another reminder of mankind's disregard for nature. Sadly, extinction will become a common occurrence in the foreseeable future unless we act to change it, before it's too late. As we say goodbye to each animal species one by one, we should remember that we are all connected. We are not separate from nature. We are nature. With their extinction, comes ours too.
In 2008 the northern white rhino was officially declared extinct in the wild due to poaching. After failed attempts to breed in captivity the last four remaining were brought from a zoo in Czech Republic to Kenya in an effort to promote breeding by being in their natural habitat. These efforts again failed unfortunately and the only hope for the species now is vitro fertilization IVF which is not completely developed and will be massively costly.
The polar bears' habitat is literally melting away due to climate change. Rising global temperatures means that sea ice is melting earlier and forming later each year, leaving them with less time to hunt for food.
Thanks to @halopigg for capturing this shot of my polar bear painted in Miami for @baselhouse.
in Miami last month! This guy's seen it all! A walking history book on graffiti and street art and a true legend! So cool how he incorporated his surroundings into his mural; @arlin_graff's wolf @olavolo's horse and my polar bear!
Stoked to see my work on @wdwlls homepage! Check out my interview with them - link in bio 👊🏼
🇷🇺Full video link in bio.👆🏼
I got my hands on an abandoned university building on the iconic hill above Vladivostok and painted a giant Amur Leopard looking down over the city. I was also lucky enough to visit the 'Land of the Leopards' to see the good work that's being done to protect these beautiful creatures; the rarest cat in the world! 🐆
Give it a watch if only for the awesome soundtrack by the amazing @mumiytroll 🎶.
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